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‘Neoliberal epidemics’ and public health: sometimes the world is less complicated than it appears

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Ted Schrecker


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© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. A recent CPH editorial addressed ‘the perils of invoking neoliberalism in public health critique’. While in sympathy with many of the authors’ concerns, I argue that the analytical literature on neoliberalism, the historical record of neoliberalism’s promotion and diffusion, and the empirical evidence of its health consequences support the view that ‘neoliberal epidemics’ represent a substantial and clearly definable threat to public health and health equity.

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Author(s): Schrecker T

Publication type: Note

Publication status: Published

Journal: Critical Public Health

Year: 2016

Volume: 26

Issue: 5

Pages: 477-480

Online publication date: 18/05/2016

Acceptance date: 25/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0958-1596

ISSN (electronic): 1469-3682

Publisher: Routledge


DOI: 10.1080/09581596.2016.1184229