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.
Author(s): Schrecker T
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Public Health
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
PubMed id: 26116931
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