“Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”

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“Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”. / Pykett, Jessica; Howell, Rachel; Lilley, Rachel; Jones, Rhys ; Whitehead, Mark.

Emotional States : Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. ed. / eleanor jupp; jessica pykett; fiona smith. London : Routledge, 2017. p. 69-84.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

Harvard

Pykett, J, Howell, R, Lilley, R, Jones, R & Whitehead, M 2017, “Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”. in E jupp, J pykett & F smith (eds), Emotional States : Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. Routledge, London, pp. 69-84.

APA

Pykett, J., Howell, R., Lilley, R., Jones, R., & Whitehead, M. (2017). “Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”. In E. jupp, J. pykett, & F. smith (Eds.), Emotional States : Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance (pp. 69-84). Routledge.

Vancouver

Pykett J, Howell R, Lilley R, Jones R, Whitehead M. “Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”. In jupp E, pykett J, smith F, editors, Emotional States : Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. London: Routledge. 2017. p. 69-84

Author

Pykett, Jessica ; Howell, Rachel ; Lilley, Rachel ; Jones, Rhys ; Whitehead, Mark. / “Shaping policy makers’ emotional engagements with behaviour change”. Emotional States : Sites and Spaces of Affective Governance. editor / eleanor jupp ; jessica pykett ; fiona smith. London : Routledge, 2017. pp. 69-84

Bibtex

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