© 2009 – Routledge
356 pages | 18 B/W Illus.
Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project undertaken by the Globalisation Knowledge Network (GKN) of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health. Chapters examine such questions as: How has trade liberalisation affected the social determinants of health? How has globalization affected food security, nutrition and equitable access to water and sanitation? How well do present global governance structures take account of the health equity effects associated with the social determinants of health? This landmark volume will be a necessary addition for researchers and scholars studying the field of globalization, health and social policy, and public health across the social sciences.
"Globalization and Health sets a high standard for rigor and depth by its critical analysis of highly important and controversial topics of global health. The book is a tremendous asset for educators and policy makers, whether they require an introduction to the issues or a deeper analysis of the evidence. Advocates for health and equity will find the book invaluable, and anyone seriously interested in global health in the current era of globalization will find it a valuable reference."
- Stephen Gloyd, JAMA
1. Introduction: Globalization’s Challenges to People’s Health Ronald Labonté & Ted Schrecker 2. An Empirical Investigation of the Relation Between Globalization and Health Giovanni Andrea Cornia, Stefano Rosignoli & Luca Tiberti 3. Global Political-Economic and Geopolitical Processes, Structures and Trends Patrick Bond 4. Labor Markets, Equity and Social Determinants of Health Ted Schrecker 5. Globalization and Policy Space for Health and Social Determinants of Health Meri Koivusalo, Ted Schrecker & Ronald Labonté 6. Liberalization "Shocks" and Social Protection Policies: Lessons from the East Asian Financial Crisis Aniket Bhushan & Chantal Blouin 7. Global Financing for Health: Aid and Debt Relief Sebastian Taylor & Michael Rowson 8. Globalization and Health Systems Change John Lister & Ronald Labonté 9. Globalization and the Cross-Border Flow of Health Workers Corinne Packer, Ronald Labonté and Vivien Runnels 10. Globalization, Trade and the Nutrition Transition Corinna Hawkes, Mickey Chopra & Sharon Friel 11. Intellectual Property Rights and Inequalities in Health Outcomes Carlos M. Correa 12. Global Governance for Health Kelley Lee, Meri Koivusalo, Eeva Ollila, Ronald Labonté, Claudio Schuftan & David Woodward 13. ‘Rights, Redistribution and Regulation’ Ronald Labonté & Ted Schrecker 14. Globalization, Social Determinants and the Struggle for Health David Sanders