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Merrigan, Kathleen (Kathleen Ann) 1959-

Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 575 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Kathleen Merrigan
Pesticide policymaking in an era of interest group negotiations by Kathleen Merrigan( )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negotiating identity within the Sustainable Agriculture Advocacy Coalition by Kathleen Merrigan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three prominent national coalition efforts to promote sustainable agriculture are examined: the National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Integrated Farm and Food Systems Network, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program. Research methods include participant observation, interviews, and a survey. Qualitative and quantitative results are presented. Findings are related to theories about advocacy coalitions, interest groups, negotiation strategies, and identity politics. Results show evidence of an identity group within the sustainable agriculture advocacy coalition. The presence of an identity group impedes the ability of sustainable agriculture advocates to make significant progress in the policy subsystem because participants focus on continuous internal coalition negotiations, avoid conflict that can clarify goals, and discount scientific data, relying instead on information generated through group dialogue. Recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the sustainable agriculture advocacy coalition are presented. Suggestions to augment the Advocacy Coalition Framework developed by Paul Sabatier and Hank Jenkins-Smith are offered
Chronic disease prevention : tobacco, physical activity, and nutrition for a healthy start by William H Dietz( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoking, obesity, inactivity, and excess intakes of added sugar, saturated fats, and salt are major contributors to the rates of chronic disease in the United States, and the prevalence and costs of chronic diseases associated with those modifiable behaviors account for a growing share of our gross domestic product. Our medical system has evolved to treat people for diseases that result from these behaviors rather than to prevent the diseases. However, as described in the following sections, the prevalence of diseases associated with the behaviors greatly exceeds the capacity of our medical system to care for people who have them. Furthermore, few providers are trained to deliver effective behavioral-change strategies that are targeted at the risk factors to prevent their associated diseases. There is a need for broader preventive solutions that focus on the social and environmental determinants of chronic diseases. A variety of policy and environmental changes have begun to improve those health-related behaviors through deterrents, such as tobacco taxes, or through product reformulation, such as reduction in the sodium content of processed foods. But the contributions of tobacco use, inactivity, and poor diet to chronic disease rates remain high, and efforts to prevent and control the co-occuring epidemics of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer must be sustained. In the sections that follow, we expand on the magnitude of the challenge, point to successful initiatives that are under way, and identify the most promising opportunities
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Alternative Names
Kathleen Merrigan American government official

Kathleen Merrigan Amerikaans politica

Kathleen Merrigan político estadounidense

Kathleen Merrigan US-amerikanesch Politikerin

Kathleen Merrigan US-amerikanische Politikerin