The Politics of Health Care Reform in Turkey

Authors: Yilmaz, Volkan

  • Describes the historical legacy of Turkey’s health care system against the background of Turkish politics
  • Examines the Health Transformation Programme within the context of healthcare reforms in selected developing countries in Latin America, Southern Europe and East Asia
  • Presents healthcare reform as a political process within which social values and the interests of a diverse set of global and domestic actors interact
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About this book

This book explores the transformation in the healthcare system in Turkey since 2003, which has been portrayed as a benchmark for building universal healthcare systems in emerging market economies. Focussing on healthcare politics in an under-researched developing country context, it fills a significant lacuna in existing scholarship. This study answers these questions: What were the political dynamics that enabled the introduction of healthcare reform in Turkey? What political conflicts did the reform generate? How and to whose benefit have these conflicts been resolved? Drawing on qualitative interviews with a diverse set of actors, Yılmaz explores the actors’ subjective interpretations of the reform, the discourses and strategies they used to influence the reform, and the changing healthcare politics scene. He demonstrates that the reform has been a complex political process within which actors negotiated whether and to what extent healthcare remains a citizenship right or a commodity. This book will appeal to students and scholars of social policy, politics, health policy, public health and sociology.

About the authors

Volkan Yılmaz is Assistant Professor of Social Policy at Boğaziçi University, Turkey.


Reviews

“Healthcare reform is a significant issue across the world and how policies are developed and implemented in different countries is of the utmost importance. This excellent analysis of Turkish healthcare politics is greatly welcomed.” (Nick Ellison, University of York, UK)

“This timely book by Volkan Yılmaz on health sector reform in Turkey offers important insights into the political aspects of the reform processes and the growth of the private provision of healthcare. Yılmaz's analysis sheds new light on the decrease of the power of medical associations and considers what role should now be assigned to “professional knowledge” at a time where it is frequently replaced by the drive for economic profit. The Turkish case has important parallels with wider health sector reform processes in both the Global North and South, and the book offers an original contribution to these debates.” (Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck, University of London, UK)<

“We have much to learn from the politics of healthcare in middle-income countries and emerging economies. Yılmaz’s fascinating book on healthcare reform and its marketization in Turkey stands out for its empirically grounded analysis of the changing political foundations of Turkey’s welfare system and for its account of the contestations and negotiations between different political actors over the reform.” (Susan F Murray, King’s College London, UK)

“This empirically rich investigation of the often-neglected political aspects of healthcare reform in Turkey provides valuable theoretical insights into the politics of social policy. It is also an excellent guide to the political dynamics of institutional change in contemporary Turkish society.” (Ayşe Buğra, Boğaziçi University, Turkey)

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Health Care Reform in Turkey
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53667-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53667-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53666-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
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