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Trade Agreements and Public Health

A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates

Book

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research book series (PSPHPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 1-5
  3. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 39-65
  4. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 67-92
  5. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 93-112
  6. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 113-137
  7. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 159-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-174

About this book

Introduction

The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, methods for trade and health research, and recommendations for strengthening policy coherence.

Keywords

International trade agreements Public health Health impact assessment Trade policy, Advocacy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Psychology and Public HealthLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

About the authors

Deborah Gleeson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Public Health at La Trobe University, and an Associate of La Trobe University’s Centre for Health Law and Society. She holds an honorary position with the Public Health Association of Australia. 

Ronald Labonté is Distinguished Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity and Professor in the School of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Ottawa. He is active in the People’s Health Movement.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Trade Agreements and Public Health
  • Book Subtitle A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates
  • Authors Deborah Gleeson
    Ronald Labonté
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0485-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-0484-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-0487-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-0485-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 174
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Policy
    International Economic Law, Trade Law
  • Buy this book on publisher's site

Reviews

“The general audience is health policymakers, advocacy groups, and researchers, according to the authors. I would add health professionals, especially those in public health who have an interest in policy. … No book on the market addresses trade agreements and their health policy impact in the manner this book does. In this everchanging environment of healthcare policy and global trade agreements, this book's perspective is needed.” (Carole A. Kenner, Doody’s Book Reviews, April 3, 2020)