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From 'Sick Man' To 'Living Lab' - The Narrative of Scottish Health Since Devolution

Haddow, Gill; Mittra, James; Snowden, Ken; Barlow, Elisabeth and Wield, David (2014). From 'Sick Man' To 'Living Lab' - The Narrative of Scottish Health Since Devolution. Innogen Working Paper No. 108, Edinburgh.

URL: http://innogen.ac.uk/working-papers/889
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Abstract

The road to the independence referendum may have begin with devolution in the late 1990s, but a key question is: what have been the impacts on health and clinical research since the process of devolution was initiated? This paper identifies and interrogates the change of narratives, relevant to the health debate under devolution, which frames discussions around potential Scottish independence. Pre-devolution there is a strong sense of Scotland as having unique health problems and hence, the 'sick man of Europe' label, which required policy responses from the devolved government. Under devolution,, this engendered a second narrative built around the 'living lab' concept. Our key question is how did the 'living lab' concept and the pulling together of a health and wealth agenda emerge from the narrative of Scotland as the 'sick man of Europe'?

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2014 Not known
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics.RES-145-28-0002ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Development
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Institute for Innovation Generation in the Life Sciences (Innogen)
Item ID: 40880
Depositing User: David Wield
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 09:50
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/40880
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