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Author Labonte, Ronald N.

Title Health promotion in action : from local to global empowerment / Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack ; with a foreword by Fran Baum
Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008


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Description xvii, 215 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Health promotion: concepts and context -- Health promotion practice: power, empowerment and the social determinants of health -- Pathways to local empowerment -- Working to build empowerment: the local challenge -- Pathways from the local to the global -- Working to build empowerment: the global challenge -- Glocalisation: health promotion's next grand challenge?
Summary "Globalization is reshaping the field of health promotion practice. In this innovative book, the authors outline health promotion's traditional concerns and argue that 'a policy of globalization' (thinking globally, acting locally) can succeed in establishing health equality and achieving empowerment individually, locally, nationally and globally. Drawing on international examples across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, this book analyses economic policies and their link to health, particularly in relation to the developing world. Globalization affects health in varied ways, and this book examines the competing ways in which 'global health' has been framed in public policy, concluding by revealing how health promoters can respond to globalization's new challenges."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health promotion.
Social medicine.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Health Promotion.
Community Health Services.
Social Justice.
Author Laverack, Glenn.
LC no. 2008020584
Other Titles Health promotion in action