Social Science and Public Policy

Richard Freeman

backpublications - health policy in Scotland and the UK

The United Kingdom: health policy learning in the NHS
Exworthy, M and Freeman, R

Publication Type: chapter in book      Source: Marmor, T R, Freeman, R and Okma, K (eds) Comparative Studies and the Politics of Modern Medical Care, New Haven: Yale UP
Date: 2009       Link: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300149838


 

Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland: consultation process as public action
Smith-Merry, J, Freeman, R and Sturdy, S

Publication Type: research report      Source: EC integrated project 028848-2 KNOWandPOL
Date: 2009       Link: http://www.knowandpol.eu/index.php?id=256


 

Scotland, Mental Health and WHO
Smith-Merry, J, Freeman, R and Sturdy, S

Publication Type: research report      Source: EC integrated project 028848-2 KNOWandPOL
Date: 2009       Link: http://www.knowandpol.eu/index.php?id=257


Organizing mental health in Scotland
Smith-Merry, J, Freeman, R and Sturdy, S

This paper reports the first phase of a research project on mental health policy in Scotland that investigates the way knowledge is mobilised in the policy process. In this first phase of the project, the authors’ concern has been to map the organisational domain of mental health policy in Scotland, paying attention to the form and structure of agencies and organisations as well as to the relationships between them. The paper describes a set of organisations in which central government is dominant but notes also a range of organisational forms and functions, and a diversity of sources of knowledge, expertise and information on which they draw. A dense network of linkages between agencies is identified.

Publication Type: journal paper      Source: Mental Health Review Journal 13 (4) 16-26
Date: 2008       Link: http://pierprofessional.metapress.com/content/g0ktxq132335/?p=38671b3eb6fe4958857b5e49623b7cd8&pi=4


 

Scottish Mental Health Policy: context and analysis
Smith-Merry, J, Freeman, R and Sturdy, S

Publication Type: research report      Source: EC integrated project 028848-2 KNOWandPOL
Date: 2007       Link: http://www.knowandpol.eu/index.php?id=245


Social democracy, uncertainty and health in Scotland

Health policy is as modern as social democracy. This is not to suggest that social democracy is some sort of 'cause' of health policy, but that their environments – political, economic, demographic, social and ideological – are shared. Underpinning all of these is a common, modern epistemology, which frames the causes and effects of social problems and the capacities of government in specific ways. This paper begins by outlining the conditions under which, historically, health policy has been made, in Scotland as elsewhere in Europe. It goes on to review health policy in Scotland since 1997 and finds much to confirm a social democratic model of government. But it also identifies elements of unease and uncertainty about what might be achieved, and how. It describes a new, emergent body of theory and practice in Scottish public health derived from an appreciation of complex systems. It points, too, to the widely-regarded work of the Millan Commission and the transformation of mental health legislation it set in train. Each provides indications of the ways in which both health and government might be renewed, and in which social democracy might be redefined.

Publication Type: chapter in book      Source: Keating, M (ed) Scottish Social Democracy: Progressive Ideas for Public Policy, Brussels: Peter Lang
Date: 2007       Link: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vID=21066&vLang=E


Learning from devolution: UK policy since 1999
Freeman, R and Woods, K

Publication Type: journal paper      Source: British Journal of Health Care Management 8 (12) 462-466
Date: 2002       Link: http://www.bjhcm.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=19041


HIV and the blood supply in the United Kingdom: professionalization and pragmatism

Publication Type: chapter in book      Source: Bovens, M, t'Hart, P and Peters, B G (eds) Success and Failure in Governance. A comparative analysis of European states, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar
Date: 2001       Link: http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_mainUS.lasso?id=1772


 

Prevention in health policy in the United Kingdom and the NHS
Allsop, J and Freeman, R

Publication Type: chapter in book      Source: Mills, M (ed) Prevention, Health and British Politics, Aldershot: Avebury
Date: 1993


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