Increasing recognition of the impact that globalisation 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. This book argues that health policy making is being affected by globalisation and that these effects are, in turn, contributing to the kind of global health issues being faced today. The book explores how the actors, context, processes and content of health policy are changing as a result of globalisation, raising concerns about growing differences in who can influence health policy, what priorities are set, what interventions are deemed appropriate and ultimately who enjoys good and bad health. Bringing together a distinguished, international group of contributors, this book covers a comprehensive range of topics and geographic regions and will be invaluable for all those interested in health, social and public policy and globalisation.
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Author Biography - Kelley Lee
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.