Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
Seminar - Health, environment and economy: Dilemma and paradox for the public policy and the governance of risks
Over the period 2005-2011, the Groupe sur les politiques publiques et la santé in Quebec have conducted many projects on the integration of health by decision makers and policy makers in the formulation and adoption of public policies outside the medical sector. We have adapted the Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) proposed by P.A. Sabatier (2007) to analyze different public policies. The sectors of transport, social security, food and environment have been studied in detail. These projects have revealed three main concerns: How is health perceived by actors in different sectors? Why does Health Impact Assessment (HIA) matter for these sectors? How is knowledge used by the actors?
In most case studies security issues such as road safety, safety and nutritional quality of food and minimum income guarantee were important. Making choices and decisions about security issues involve economy, environment, including sustainable development, and health. As a future project, we aim to analyze in more detail the need for security in Western societies in the perspective of governance of risk. The sector of energy production such as shale gas is likely to be one specific focus. In this seminar, France will introduce a discussion of how the ACF of Sabatier might help us frame, from a political perspective the debates about risks of shale gas, considering the scope to compare the situation in England/UK and Quebec/Canada.
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