Globalization and Health: An Introduction

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Dec 9, 2003 - Political Science - 255 pages
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There is widespread recognition that globalization is changing the world around us, but so far there has been no systematic analysis of how it is impacting on human health. Such impacts are diverse, encompassing global economic, political, sociocultural, technological and environmental changes. Globalization and Health presents a clear conceptual framework for understanding these varied impacts and draws on a broad range of literature to illustrate them. Kelley Lee emphasises that more attention is needed to ensure that current forms of globalization become more equitable, sustainable and guided by appropriate forms of governance.

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KELLEY LEE is Senior Lecturer in Global Health Policy and Co-Director of the Centre on Global Change and Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. She chairs the WHO Scientific Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health and is a founding member of the UK Partnership for Global Health. She is the author of Global Telecommunications: A Political Economy Perspective (1996), A Historical Dictionary of the World Health Organization (1999), co-editor of Health Policy in a Globalising World and editor of Health Impacts of Globalization: Towards Global Governance.

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