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Author Cockerham, Geoffrey

Title Health and globalization / Geoffrey Cockerham and William C. Cockerham
Published Cambridge : Polity, 2010


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Description viii, 215 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Defining globalization -- 2. Globalization: health benefits and risks -- 3. Globalization and disease -- 4. Globalization and health care: the United States -- 5. Globalization and health care in selcted countries -- 6. Actors in global health governance -- 7. Global health governance: public goods and collective action
Summary "This accessible book examines the multidimensional influence of globalization on human health and disease. The acceleration of globalization since the end of the Cold War has had numerous far-reaching impacts on health-related issues, both social and political, and, as this book shows, globalization continues to present both positive and negative implications for the state of human health." "In Health and Globalization, Geoffrey and William Cockerham focus on the relationships between globalization and a variety of health-related topics, among them the spread of Western medicine, the rise of medical tourism, and adverse effects on the environment. Particular attention is paid to issues of contemporary urgency, such as the spread of pandemics and the role of global health governance, as well as reviewing changes in health care delivery systems in the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Russia, and selected developing countries. The book provides a readable account of --
the many actors involved in global health, analyzing the interactions of national governments, governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations in addressing global health issues." "Health and Globalization will be illuminating reading for students on a wide range of courses, including public health, globalization, the sociology of medicine, and development." --Book Jacket
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [188]-205
Subject Globalization -- Health aspects.
World health.
Social medicine.
Medical policy.
Author Cockerham, William C.
ISBN 9780745645124 hardback
0745645127 hardback
0745645135 paperback
9780745645131 paperback
Other Titles Health & globalization