The NCCHPP seeks to make resources and tools from political science, policy analysis, sociology and other social sciences available to public health actors in order to apply them to Canada's public health realities.
In this regard, the webinar proposed a strategic analytical framework of the networks of actors engaged in the development of public policies.
Its goal was to allow participants to imagine strategies to influence public policies through the analysis of the points of stability and instability of the network of actors that are associated with them.
During the webinar, participants were introduced to:
- Mapping the networks of actors in a political field;
- Analyzing their points of stability and instability , and;
- Elaborating strategies to produce changes in the networks and public policies with which they are associated.
Suggested Reading :
Callon, M. (1986). Some elements of a sociology of translation: domestication of the scallops and the fishermen of St Brieuc Bay, In J. Law, Power, action and belief: a new sociology of knowledge? (pp. 196-223). London: Routledge.
Epstein, S. (1998). Impure science: AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Young, D., Borland, R., & Coghill, K. (2010). An actor-network theory analysis of policy innovation for smoke-free places: Understanding change in complex systems. American Journal of Public Health, 100(7), 1208-1217. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2009.184705
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