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Globalization and Health
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Globalization and Health

Ichiro Kawachi and Sarah Wamala


Globalization is breaking down of economic, political, cultural, demographic, and social barriers across the world at an astonishing pace. The topic of globalization has caused passionate debate in many circles including academic journals, the popular media, and even on the streets. This new world order is marked by new actors, new rules of governance, new forms of communication, and the global movement of populations. Health is an exquisitely sensitive mirror of social conditions, and this book argues that the assessment of health is an important criterion for evaluating and monitoring the pr ... More

Keywords: rules of governance, communication, social conditions, infectious diseases, obesity, tobacco use, climate change, WHO, IMF

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195172997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ichiro Kawachi, editor
Harvard Center for Society and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Sarah Wamala, editor
Karolinska Institute