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Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert


This book explores globalization as a ‘determinant’ of social determinants of health within and between nations. Although not a new a phenomenon, globalization has undergone dramatic shifts since the beginning of the neoliberal era post-1980. Neoliberal globalization’s impacts on governments’ foreign policy decisions and domestic policy space is increasingly evident, the more so since the 2008 financial crisis. Much public health literature on global health, however, continues to focus primarily on ‘international health’: the concern for high burdens of disease in generally low-income countrie ... More

Keywords: globalization, social determinants of health, international health development, neoliberalism, migration, precarious employment, Sustainable Development Goals, globalizing health systems, inequalities in wealth/health, global governance for health, civil society health activism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198835356
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835356.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Labonté, author
Distinguised Research Chair and Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Canada

Arne Ruckert, author
Senior Research Associate, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa, Canada