, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 11–17 | Cite as

The Pit and the Pendulum: Can globalization take health governance forward?

  • Kelley Lee
Thematic Section


Kelley Lee argues that protecting and promoting health not only raises difficult technical and operational questions concerning appropriate and effective interventions. She shows that the challenge is inherently a political one—whose health needs should be addressed and how should available resources be allocated to meet those needs? Lee asks whether globalization offers an opportunity to move beyond the pit and pendulum dilemma.


Alma Ata primary health care commitment world health development 



The author is supported in part by funding from the National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health, Grant Number 1 R01 CA91021-01.


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