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The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health

Edited by: Ted Schrecker

Print publication date:  October  2012
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781409409243
eBook ISBN: 9781315613598
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041566

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Global health has emerged as a distinct field of academic research and professional activity. Over the last decade, health has become an important element of many nations' foreign policies, a routine agenda item for the G8 and a rapidly expanding focus of bilateral and multilateral development assistance. Some aspects of health, like the spread of easily transmitted communicable diseases, are self-evidently global in an age of rapid, low-cost air travel. Many more reflect the influence of transnational economic integration ('globalization') and its effects on national economies, societies and health systems. In still other cases, like non-communicable diseases in most low- and middle-income countries, the lack of impact on the interests of more powerful actors outside the borders of the affected areas makes it difficult to generate the concern and action on the part of the global community that may be imperative for ethical reasons. This multinational volume of original contributed papers simultaneously provides an overview of the state of current global health scholarship, reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the field, and highlights the most significant issues for research and policy.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Editor's Introduction Globalizing Health Politics in the New Century  Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Value of Historical Perspective  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  From Plagues to Peoples: Health on the Modern Global/International Agenda  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Politics of Non-Communicable Disease Policy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Anthropology and Global Health Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Global Environmental Change and Human Health Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Reaching behind Borders: International Trade and Chronic Disease  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: An Overview of Obstacles and Opportunities to Improve Access to Medicines Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Global Health and the Human Security Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Biopolitics at the Crossroads of Sexuality and Disaster: The Case of Haiti  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Metropolitan Health in a Globalizing World Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Global Health Governance and the Intersection of Health and Foreign Policy  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Advocates for Global Health Aid Must Call for a New Development Model Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Taking Social Determinants of Health Seriously Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Contributions of a Human Rights Approach to Health Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Coda: The World after Lehman Brothers, New York and Rio Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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