Powerful Concepts in Global Health; Comment on “Knowledge, Moral Claims and the Exercise of Power in Global Health”

Engebretsen, Eivind and Heggen, Kristin (2015) Powerful Concepts in Global Health; Comment on “Knowledge, Moral Claims and the Exercise of Power in Global Health”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4 (2). pp. 115-117. ISSN 2322-5939

[img]
Preview
Text
11. Commentary.pdf - Published Version

Download (302kB) | Preview
Official URL: http://www.ijhpm.com/article_2948_616.html

Abstract

In this paper we emphasize the importance of questioning the global validity of significant concepts underpinning global health policy. This implies questioning the concept of global health as such and accepting that there is no global definition of the global. Further, we draw attention to ‘quality’ and ‘empowerment’ as examples of world-forming concepts. These concepts are exemplary for the gentle and quiet forms of power that underpin our reasoning within global health.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Depositing User: fatemeh karami karami
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2015 10:34
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/21666

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item