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Author Walt, Gillian.

Title Health policy : an introduction to process and power / Gill Walt.

Published Johannesburg : Witwatersrand University Press ; London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, [1994]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  362.1 WALT    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-218) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. How does politics affect participation in health policy? -- 3. Power and the policy process -- 4. Setting the policy agenda: who influences what? -- 5. The government policy arena: the heart of policy-making -- 6. Can interest groups influence government policy? -- 7. The international arena: who is driving policy? -- 8. Implementation: do those who implement decide? -- 9. Evaluation and research: feeding into policy? -- 10. Power and process in shaping change.
Summary Providing an introduction to the way health policies are made and who influences them, this book combines a comparative analytical framework for understanding health policy with a wide range of examples of actual policy choices from North and South. In its exploration of power, the book focuses on the role of the state in the context of interest groups and other actors. It looks at the nature of political systems and the extent to which participation is encouraged. It also explores issues of global influence, asking how far the North shapes health policies in the South. In its exploration of processes, the book asks how issues get on to the policy agenda, what the processes of formulation are and who the influential actors are.
Subject Medical policy.
Health planning.
Policy sciences.
ISBN 1856492648 (paperback) $19.95
1868142736 (Johannesburg)
185649263X $55.00