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Social inequality and public health$
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Salvatore J. Babones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423207

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.001.0001

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Health, inequalities and mobilisation: human rights and the Millennium Development Goals

Health, inequalities and mobilisation: human rights and the Millennium Development Goals

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(p.215) Fifteen Health, inequalities and mobilisation: human rights and the Millennium Development Goals
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Social inequality and public health
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Paul Nelson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423207.003.0015

This chapter shows how emerging global human rights norms are being successfully used by civil society groups to drive pro-health policies in both developing and donor countries. This is occurring despite the fact that developed donor countries show little inclination to work towards meeting the health goals that they themselves set in international treaties. Civil society actors in poor countries in particular are relying on human rights narratives, not official treaty commitments, to prod their states into action on health. The discussion takes the view that global social and health policy initiatives are dynamic interactions among governments, civic and other actors, each of which brings specific capacities.

Keywords:   human rights norms, civil society groups, pro-health policies, developing countries, donor countries

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