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Democratizing health : consumer groups in the policy process

Lofgren, Hans, de Leeuw, Evelyne and Leahy, Michael 2011, Democratizing health : consumer groups in the policy process, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, England.

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Title Democratizing health : consumer groups in the policy process
Author(s) Lofgren, Hans
de Leeuw, Evelyne
Leahy, Michael
Editor(s) Lofgren, Hans
de Leeuw, Evelyne
Leahy, Michael
Publication date 2011
Total pages ix, 261 p.
Publisher Edward Elgar
Place of Publication Cheltenham, England
Keyword(s) health policy
consumer groups
consumerism
social movements
consumer advocacy
public policy
Summary This timely book examines the role of consumer organisations in the health policy process. In an age of shifting boundaries between state and civil society, consumer groups are potentially drivers of democratisation in the health domain. Their activities bring new dynamics to relations between service providers, the medical profession, government agencies, and other policy actors. This book is unique in comprehensively exploring the opportunities and dilemmas of this type of activism, including sometimes ambiguous partnerships between consumer groups and stakeholders such as the pharmaceutical industry. These themes are explored within an internationally comparative frameThis book examines the important role of consumer activism within health policy in different national contexts. In an age of shifting boundaries between state and civil society, consumer groups are potentially drivers of democratization in the health domain. The expert contributors explore how their activities bring new dynamics to relations between service providers, the medical profession, government agencies, and other policy actors. This book is unique in comprehensively analysing the opportunities and dilemmas of this type of activism, including ambiguous partnerships between consumer groups and stakeholders such as the pharmaceutical industry. These themes are explored within an internationally comparative framework, with case studies from various countries. work, with case studies from many countries.
ISBN 1848447841
9781848447844
Language eng
Field of Research 160510 Public Policy
160603 Comparative Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 940204 Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis
HERDC Research category A7 Edited book
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, The Editors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034570

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