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Briefing Note - Fostering Evidence-informed Policy Making: Uncertainty Versus Ambiguity
 624 K by Paul Cairney for the NCCHPP, 2019.

Webinar - Punctuated Equilibrium Model for Influencing Public Policies: Practical Implications for Public Health. Click to watch and listen to the recording of the webinar.

An Introduction to Punctuated Equilibrium: A Model for Understanding Stability and Dramatic Change in Public Policies
 632 K

Keywords in Healthy Public Policy
 871 K

Understanding Policy Developments and Choices Through the “3-i” Framework: Interests, Ideas and Institutions
 624 K

Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences
 171 K  By Dr. Patrick Fafard for the NCCHPP, 2008.

Policy frameworks and public health influence
 292 K  Presentation by François Benoit at the NCCPH Summer Institute 2008.

Annotated Bibliography: Public Policy Processes
729 K

EBPM - Evidence-based Policy Making. On the site Paul Cairney: Politics and Public Policy.

Tools for Policy Impact: A Handbook for Researchers.
 920 K. Start, D. and Hovland, I. (2004). Overseas Development Institute (ODI).  Available on the site of the ODI.

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.

Marianne Jacques  


This note on agenda setting helps one to understand the ranking of government priorities, that is, why some issues are prioritized and others ignored.
December 2020. Description. Download.  590 Ko
This briefing note, by Paul Cairney of the University of Stirling, presents the importance of distinguishing between uncertainty and ambiguity in the strategies aimed to develop evidence-informed policy making.
Published in January 2019. DescriptionDownload  624 K
This briefing note belongs to a series on the various models used in political science to represent public policy development processes.
Published in January 2018.  Description.  Download   632 K
This briefing note offers an initial version of a competency framework for public health actors to support their work on public policy.
Published in November 2015.  Description.  Download   738 K
This document explores the meanings of three expressions that are commonly used in public health, following the notion of keywords originally developed by Raymond Williams.
Published in March 2014.  Description.  Download  871 K
This briefing note is part a series on the various models used in political science to represent public policy development processes.
Published in March 2014. Description. Download  624 K
This briefing note introduces the stages model in public policy, a model that allows one to present the complex process of public policy development.
Published in October 2013.  Description.  Download   554 K
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
Policy makers are often challenged when producing public policy to consider the role of evidence, especially scientific evidence. CPRN Research Fellow Patrick Fafard (University of Ottawa) explores this challenge in Evidence and Healthy Public Policy: Insights from Health and Political Sciences which was produced for the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy in collaboration with the Canadian Policy Research Networks.
Published in June, 2008.  DescriptionDownload  171 K.
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