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Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care
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Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Jane Banaszak-Holl, Sandra Levitsky, and Mayer Zald

Abstract

Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care examines dynamics of change in health care institutions through the lens of contemporary theory and research on collective action. Bringing together scholars from medicine, health management and policy, history, sociology, and political science, the book conceptualizes the American health care system as being organized around multiple institutions—including the state, biomedical fields, professions, and health delivery organizations. By shifting attention toward the organizing structures and political logics of these institut ... More

Keywords: social movements, collective action, health care, health insurance, health institutions, policy reform, mobilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388299
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Banaszak-Holl, author
University of Michigan
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Sandra Levitsky, author
University of Michigan
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Mayer Zald, author
University of Michigan
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