Barriers to knowledge production, knowledge translation, and urban health policy change

Ideological, economic, and political considerations

Carles Muntaner, Haejoo Chung, Kelly Murphy, Edwin Ng

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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 can possibly play in light of these constraints on research and policy for urban health.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)915-924
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Volume89
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1

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Economics
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social conflict
academy
economics
equity

Keywords

  • Health inequalities
  • Ideology
  • Knowledge production
  • Knowledge translation
  • Political economy
  • Power relations
  • Scientific research
  • Social-conflict
  • Sociology of science
  • Urban health policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine(all)

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Barriers to knowledge production, knowledge translation, and urban health policy change : Ideological, economic, and political considerations. / Muntaner, Carles; Chung, Haejoo; Murphy, Kelly; Ng, Edwin.

In: Journal of Urban Health, Vol. 89, No. 6, 01.12.2012, p. 915-924.

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