Barriers to knowledge production, knowledge translation, and urban health policy change: ideological, economic, and political considerations

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Title: Barriers to knowledge production, knowledge translation, and urban health policy change: ideological, economic, and political considerations
Author: Ng, Edwin; Murphy, Kelly; Chung, Haejoo; Muntaner, Carles
Abstract: In this paper, we consider social forces that affect the processes of both knowledge production and knowledge translation in relation to urban health research. First, we briefly review our conceptual model, derived from a social-conflict framework, to outline how unequal power relations and health inequalities are causally linked. Second, we critically discuss ideological, political, and economic barriers that exist within academia that affect knowledge production related to urban health and health inequalities. Third, we broaden the scope of our analysis to examine how the ideological, political, and economic environment beyond the academy creates barriers to health equity policy making. We conclude with some key questions about the role that knowledge translation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11895/162
Date: 2012


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