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Health Governance in Europe
Issues, Challenges, and Theories

Edited By

Monika Steffen

ISBN 9781138975880
Published December 18, 2015 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

Health constitutes a core element of welfare states and a vital nerve in the trust relation between citizen and their governments. Focusing on the health sector, this book analyzes the closely interwoven relationship between the European Union and Member States.
The authors explore the dynamic and multi-fold process of de-nationalizing health policies and illustrate how European policies develop in a sector that still appears to be under exclusively national competence. They describe the multiple forms and ways the Europeanization process takes, driven by market integration, public health crises and politics of consumer protection. The authors also provide a detailed analysis of key topics: the pharmaceutical sector, market regulation of medical goods and devices, food safety, the blood provision and plasma industry, European politics on bioethics, and risk reduction in the field of drug abuse.
Providing a comprehensive and informed assessment of the Europeanization process in the field of health policies, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of health, European integration and policy-making.

Table of Contents

introduction The Europeanization of health policies, Monika Steffen, Wolfram Lamping, Juhani Lehto; Chapter 1 European integration and health policy, Wolfram Lamping; Chapter 2 The Europeanization of regulatory policy in the EU pharmaceutical sector, Govin Permanand, Elias Mossialos; Chapter 3 Bridging European and member state implementation, Christa Altenstetter; Chapter 4 European food safety policies, Christophe Clergeau; Chapter 5 The emergence of EU governance in public health, Anne-Maree Farrell; Chapter 6 Towards a European bioethics policy?, François D. Lafond; Chapter 7 Europeanization of drug policies, Henri Bergeron; conclusion Conclusion, Wolfram Lamping, Monika Steffen;

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Monika Steffen is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and is affiliated to the Institut d'Études Politiques de Grenoble, University Pierre-Mendès France in Grenoble, France.