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The emergence of political attention to obesity and factors generating support for policy intervention : an international and national case study analysis

Baker, Phillip Ian


At the turn of the 21st century obesity began to receive significant political attention at both international and nation levels. Yet political support for obesity prevention policies has been hampered by multiple challenges. The issue is both technically complex and politically cacophonous with interventions required across multiple policy sectors, involving powerful actors. Recognizing these challenges, this thesis explores why and how political attention emerged. It seeks answers to the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d514d7367440


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