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Understanding the Challenges in Public Health Policymaking: Introduction

  • Kathrin Loer
  • Benjamin Ewert
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research book series (PSPHPR)

Abstract

Loer and Ewert introduce the key issues of the book and initiate the discussion on contemporary public health policymaking: they point out how individual and societal parameters interfere with policy interventions. The introduction to the book explains how this idea of reciprocity will be combined with the current debate on struggles against lifestyles being (potentially) dangerous to health. The reader will learn how public health can be conceptualised in the light of the most relevant challenges to policymaking. Furthermore, the introduction gives a brief overview of the following chapters.

Keywords

Public health Contemporary challenges Policymaking Individual and societal dimensions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FernUniversität in HagenHagenGermany

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