Globalization and Health: An Introduction available in Hardcover
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- Palgrave Macmillan UK
There is widespread recognition that globalization is changing the world around us, but so far there has been no systematic analysis of how it is impacting on human health. Such impacts are diverse, encompassing global economic, political, sociocultural, technological and environmental changes. Globalization and Health presents a clear conceptual framework for understanding these varied impacts and draws on a broad range of literature to illustrate them. Kelley Lee emphasises that more attention is needed to ensure that current forms of globalization become more equitable, sustainable and guided by appropriate forms of governance.
About the Author
KELLEY LEE is Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy and Co-Director of the Centre on Global Change and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She chairs the WHO Scientific Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health and is a founding member of the UK Partnership for Global Health. She is the author of Global Telecommunications: A Political Economy Perspective (1996), A Historical Dictionary of the World Health Organization (1999), co-editor of Health Policy in a Globalising World and editor of Health Impacts of Globalization: Towards Global Governance.
Table of ContentsList of Tables, Figures and Boxes Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction What is globalization? Globalization and health: A conceptual framework Purpose and structure of the book PART 2: GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Introduction The evolution of human societies, health and disease before 1500 The global health impact of European exploration from 1492 The global health dimensions of the Industrial Revolution (1750 - 1919) The rise of international health (1920s to 1950s) Conclusions Key Readings PART 3: THE SPATIAL DIMENSION OF GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction Globalization as a new geography The health implications of an emerging global economy The globalization of the pharmaceutical industry The globalization of the food industry The globalization of the tobacco industry Global environment change and health Global demographic change and health Conclusions: Towards a global geography of health Key Readings PART 4: THE TEMPORAL DIMENSION OF GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction Speeding up, slowing down: The pace of global change The global spectre of infectious disease: The quick and the dead Fast food and slow death: Diet and nutrition in a world hooked on speed The mental health effects of temporal change Designer genes: Evolution out of the window? Environmental sustainability and global health Conclusions: Playing for time in global health Key Readings PART 5: THE COGNITIVE DIMENSION OF GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction The globalization of health sector reform: From Health for All to pay your own way Priority setting in global health policy: Whose agenda? The role of scientific research: The transnational power of epistemic communities The globalization of lifestyles: The health consequences of marketing and advertising Towards consensus on global health ethics Conclusions Key Readings PART 6: CONCLUSIONS: AN AGENDA FOR GLOBAL HEALTH Introduction The importance of definition: From international to global health The changing nature of health inequalities Health and the sustainability of globalization Good governance for global health Framework Convention on Tobacco Contro International Women's Health Coalition Global Public Health Intelligence Network Conclusions Key Readings Notes References Index