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Knowledge in policyEmbodied, inscribed, enacted$
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Richard Freeman and Steve Sturdy

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447309987

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447309987.001.0001

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Knowledge, policy and coordinated action

Knowledge, policy and coordinated action

mental health in Europe

(p.61) FOUR Knowledge, policy and coordinated action
Knowledge in policy

Richard Freeman

Steve Sturdy

Policy Press

As a knowledge-based international agency, WHO offers a useful opportunity to explore the nature of knowledge in policy making. Between 12 and 15 January 2005, a WHO Ministerial Conference on Mental Health in Europe took place in Helsinki: the Declaration and Action Plan it approved quickly became a touchstone for subsequent developments in mental health policy in Europe. Our discussion sets out just how embodied, inscribed and enacted knowledges are deployed in the production, development and dissemination of a policy initiative.

Keywords:   knowledge, policy, international organization, World Health Organization, WHO, mental health, embodied inscribed enacted

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