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Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers.
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An Introduction to the Policy Process: Theories, Concepts, and Models of Public Policy Making. Third Edition. Birkland, T.A. (2010). M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Abstract available on the site of M.E. Sharpe, Inc.

Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies. 2nd Ed. Kingdon, J.W. (2003). Longman. Description available on the site of Pearson Higher Education.

L'étude des politiques publiques Third edition. Lemieux, V. (2009). Les Presses de l'Université Laval. Abstract available on the site of Les Presses de l'Université Laval. In French only.

Gouverner par les instruments Lascoumes, P. and De Galès, P., Eds. (2005). Abstract available on the site of SciencesPo - Les Presses. In French only.

l'espace politique.  "Online journal of political geography and geopolitics." On the website of In French only.

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The contribution of political science to the study of health policies. State of course offerings and research in Canadian universities.
This 2007 exploratory study was conducted to examine the contribution of Canadian political science departments to the study of health policy.
Published in April, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  529 K

The NCCHPP seeks to make work from the different disciplines of the social sciences available to public health actors. This bridging role between public health and the social sciences is achieved in a variety of ways.

Notably, the NCCHPP has a goal to identify the work of social science researchers from across Canada whose work is within or related to the health sector.

For this exploratory study, the NCCHPP collaborated with Nicole F. Bernier, a political scientist and researcher at the Département de médecine sociale et préventive de l'Université de Montréal (the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montréal) to examine how health policy issues are integrated into course offerings and research agendas in Canadian political science departments.


The Contribution of Political Science to the Study of Health Policies    
39 pages
 529 K

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