Citizens, consumers and stakeholders in European health policy
Tritter, Jonathan Q., 1965- and Koivusalo, M. (2011) Citizens, consumers and stakeholders in European health policy. In: Lofgren, H. and De Leeuw, E. and Leahy, M., (eds.) Democratising health: consumer groups in the policy process. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. ISBN 9781848447844Full text not available from this repository.
This book examines the important role of consumer activism in health policy in different national contexts. In an age of shifting boundaries between state and civil society, consumer groups are potentially drivers of democratisation 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. Students and researchers in the fields of health policy and sociology, public policy and social movements will find this relevant and path-breaking book enlightening. It will also prove invaluable for participants and activists in patient and health consumer organisations.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School > International Centre for Governance & Public Management
Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School
|Place of Publication:||Cheltenham, UK|
|Book Title:||Democratising health: consumer groups in the policy process|
|Editor:||Lofgren, H. and De Leeuw, E. and Leahy, M.|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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