States Academic Press
Political Science - Political Science
Political economy focuses on power and resources, how they are distributed and disputed in various national and regional settings, and the resulting consequences for development. Evidence-based political economy analysis can help health policy-makers manage change more effectively. It can help them better understand the various economic, political, and socio-historical forces which shape contemporary health problems. Race, class and gender interact to influence the lives of individuals and wider social groups. Attention to these dynamics makes a political economy approach an important addition to health education practice. Political economy of health is an upcoming field of political science that has undergone rapid development over the past few decades. The objective of this book is to give a general view of the different areas of this field, and its applications. A number of latest researches have been included to keep the readers up-to-date with the global concepts in this area of study.