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Additional Print Resources on Public Policy, Harm Reduction and Raves


Public Policy

* Lindblom, C.E. (1959). The science of muddling through. Public Administration Review, 19, 79-88.

* Stone, D. (2002). Policy paradox: the art of political decision making. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.

Harm Reduction

* Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. (1993). Best advice: Harm reduction. [position paper]. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Working in a Political Climate: Lessons from the Rave Issue


OHPE 271.1, August 9, 2002

I Introduction

II Agenda Setting

III Policy Formulation

IV Decision Making

V Policy Implementation

VI Policy Evaluation

VII Key Learnings

- written by Lawrence Murphy, MA (Counselling Psychology), Health Promotion Specialist in Substance Abuse Prevention with the Hamilton Social and Public Health Services Department and Jennifer Mitton RN BscN, Public Health Nurse with the Regional Niagara Public Health Department.

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