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Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities: consequences for health and quality of life
  1. A E Aiello
  1. Department of Epidemiology, Center for Social Epidemiology & Population Health, University of Michigan-School of Public Health, 3659 SPH Tower, 109 Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029, USA;

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    Vicente Navarro. Published by Baywood Publishing CompanyAmityville 2007 $75 ISBN 978-0-89503-338-3 (hbk) $54 ISBN 978-0-89503-344-4 (pbk)

    The overall goal of Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities is to address the ideology and aetiology of “neoliberalism” and its effects on health and quality of life by critically analysing policies of the Western World that are used to stimulate human development, specifically reductions in the role of the state in economic and social conditions. Neoliberal activities assessed include policies that enhance privatisation of public services and enterprises, deregulate capital and labour movements, remove protectionism, and de-emphasise public social programmes. Some of the international agencies that are examined and identified as vectors of the neoliberal agenda include the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, United Nations and World Health Organization. A strength of Neoliberalism, Globalization and Inequalities is the author’s ability to present intellectually stimulating arguments that sufficiently unveil hypocrisies and socially neglectful tactics of the neoliberal agenda.

    The book is set up as a collection of 22 chapters, each of which is a manuscript style report or policy critique, that are divided into nine different sections edited by Vicente Navarro. Each chapter is well written by experts from a range of disciplines including economics, public and social policy, political science and …

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