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Towards a politics of health.

Bambra, C. and Fox, D. and Scott-Samuel, A. (2005) 'Towards a politics of health.', Health promotion international., 20 (2). pp. 187-193.

Abstract

The importance of public policy as a determinant of health is routinely acknowledged, but there remains a continuing absence of mainstream debate about the ways in which the politics, power, and ideology which underpin public policy influence people's health. This paper explores the possible reasons behind the absence of a politics of health and demonstrates how explicit acknowledgement of the political nature of health will lead to more effective health promotion strategy and policy, and to more realistic and evidence-based public health and health promotion practice.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This is a pre-copy-editing author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in ‘Health promotion international’ following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Bambra, C. and Fox, D. and Scott-Samuel, A. (2005) 'Towards a politics of health.', Health promotion international., 20 (2). pp. 187-193 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dah608
Keywords:Politics, Policy, Health determinants.
Full text:PDF - Accepted Version (272Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dah608
Record Created:07 Nov 2008
Last Modified:26 Oct 2011 09:29

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