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Bringing (domestic) politics back in: Global and local influences on health equity

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ted Schrecker


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© 2015 The Royal Society for Public Health.The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for health correctly concluded that: 'with globalization, health inequity increasingly results from transnational activities that involve actors with different interests and degrees of power'. At the same time, taking up that Commission's focus on political determinants of health and 'power asymmetries' requires recognizing the interplay of globalization with domestic politics, and the limits of global influences as explanations for policies that affect health inequalities. I make this case using three examples - trade policy, climate change policy, and the domestic politics of poverty reduction and social policy - and a concluding observation about the 2015 UK election.

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Author(s): Schrecker T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Public Health

Year: 2015

Volume: 129

Issue: 7

Pages: 843-848

Print publication date: 01/07/2015

Online publication date: 24/06/2015

Acceptance date: 13/05/2015

ISSN (print): 0033-3506

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5616

Publisher: Elsevier


DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.05.007

PubMed id: 26116931


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