What can interdisciplinarity offer to policy problems? Understanding the public policy of obesity

Josie Kelly

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Abstract

In the UK academics are being urged to embrace interdisciplinarity in their research and teaching activities. In the case of public policy, there is a tension between the epistemological formations from the parent discipline of politics and garnering the benefits of interdisciplinarity. Furthermore, interdisciplinarity in public policy cannot and should not ignore cleavages in existing policy pathways. These concerns are discussed in the article by assessing the public policy of obesity in England and Wales.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Political Science
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • interdisciplinarity
  • public policy
  • obesity

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