Some Possible Directions for the Future

  • Carl Walker
  • Angie Hart
  • Paul Hanna


When we were children watching the various James Bond movies that repeatedly played on our televisions over the years, we were struck by a thought. The same thought each time. This was the case whether it was Max Zorin seeking to trigger an earthquake to flood silicon valley in order to take over the world microchip market (A View to a Kill, for those interested), Hugo Drax seeking to destroy all life on earth (Moonraker) or Stromberg pursuing his nuclear missile launch to destroy Moscow and New York City and hence triggering a global nuclear war (he would survive in an underwater sea empire of course). The same thought occurred—if they’d only been a little more modest in their aims, then there was a fair chance that their outcomes might have been a little more favourable. We can’t say in all honesty that James Bond was at the heart of our epistemological reflections when we sat down to write this book but what has become clear, now that we are at the end looking back, is that we never set out with the intention to ‘James Bond’ the world of mental health. Indeed our aims were far more modest and there are a number of reasons for this.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl Walker
    • 1
  • Angie Hart
    • 2
  • Paul Hanna
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Applied Social ScienceUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.School of Health Sciences and Boingboing Social EnterpriseUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  3. 3.School of Hospitality and Tourism ManagementUniversity of SurreySurreyUK

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