Health Policy in a Globalising World / Edition 1

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Increasing recognition of the impact that globalization may be having on public health has led to widespread concern about the risks arising from emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental degradation and demographic change. A distinguished, international team of contributors covers a comprehensive range of topics and geographic regions herein, arguing that health policy making is being affected by globalization and that these effects are, in turn, contributing to the global health issues faced today.
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"The book no doubt will be very useful as a text in graduate social work policy and health policy classes as well as to those professionals interested in social and public policy, health and globalisation. The editors and contributors are to be commended for addressing complex issues which are not only urgent but timely as well." Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, Mizanur R. Miah, SIU - Carbondale
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521009430
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/9/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelley Lee is Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy and Co-director of the Centre on Globalisation, Environmental Change and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her publications include Global Telecommunications Regulation: A Political Economy Perspective (1996), and A Historical Dictionary of the World Health Organisation (1999).

Kent Buse is Assistant Professor of International Health in the School of Public Health at the Yale University School of Medicine. He has published in a range of journals including Social Science and Medicine, Health Policy and Planning, Health Policy, The Lancet, The Bulletin of the World Health Organisation, the Journal of Public Health Medicine, and the Journal of International Development.

Suzanne Fustukian is a Research Fellow in the Health Policy Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her current research areas include pro-poor health policy, poverty reduction and health, the role of civil society in global governance for health, and health and social policy in conflict and post-conflict settings.

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Table of Contents

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1 An introduction to global health policy 3
2 The public health implications of multilateral trade agreements 18
3 Globalisation and multilateral public-private health partnerships: issues for health policy 41
4 Global approaches to private sector provision: where is the evidence? 63
5 Regulation in the context of global health markets 78
6 Global policy networks: the propagation of health care financing reform since the 1980s 97
7 The globalisation of health sector reform policies: is 'lesson drawing' part of the process? 120
8 Cost-effectiveness analysis and priority-setting: global approach without local meaning? 140
9 Global rhetoric and individual realities: linking violence against women and reproductive health 159
10 The globalisation of DOTS: tuberculosis as a global emergency 181
11 Ageing and health policy: global perspectives 195
12 Workers' health and safety in a globalising world 208
13 Globalisation, conflict and the humanitarian response 229
14 Globalisation and health policy: trends and opportunities 251
References 281
Index 317
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