The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

by Patricia Illingworth, Wendy E. Parmet

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814789216
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Patricia Illingworth is Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the D’Amore-McKim College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, where she is also Lecturer in Law. She is the author of AIDS and the Good Society, Trusting Medicine: The Moral Costs of Managed Care , and Us Before Me: Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well-Being. She also blogs for the Huffington Post.

Wendy E. Parmet is George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, where she directs the program on Health Policy & Law. She is the author of Populations, Public Health, and the Law.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Natives and Newcomers, Partners in Health 1

1 Health and Migration: A Combustible Mix 11

2 Keep Out!: Immigration Control as Public Health Protection 27

3 Blaming the Victim: Public Health Protection and the Scapegoating of Newcomers 52

4 A Nation of Uninsured Immigrants 73

5 Denying the Right to Health 97

6 Health as a Global Public Good 115

7 Creating Global Health 133

8 Strangers for the Sake of Health 152

9 Solidarity for Newcomers, Health for All 166

10 Natives and Newcomers: Moving Forward Together 190

Notes 217

Bibliography 245

Index 277

About the Authors 295

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