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Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care

Editors: Costa-Font, J., Greer, S. (Eds.)

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This is the first book to examine the processes of territorial federalization and decentralization of health systems in Europe drawing from an interdisciplinary economics, public policy and political science approach. It contains key theoretical and empirical features that allow an understanding of when health care decentralization is successful.

About the authors

JOAN COSTA FONT is Reader in Political Economy and stream convener MPA Social and public policy at the LSE
SCOTT L. GREER is an Associated Professor at the University of Michigan, USA.

Reviews

A very welcome contribution testing the impact of health care decentralisation on health policies, accountability and citizens' satisfaction. This book makes clear that political infra-state devolution not only promotes and encourages emulation between jurisdictions but that also, in the absence of fiscal responsibility in these states, impacts negatively on the public budgets of the countries examined.

-Guillem López-Casasnovas, Professor of Economics, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

The pathbreaking chapters in this book are precise when existing accounts are vague, lucid when other accounts are confusing, and politically savvy throughout. The book is a major contribution to the comparative understanding of health, policy, and territorial politics in Europe

-Guy Lodge, Institute for Public Policy Research and Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Health System Federalism and Decentralization: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, and What Does It Do?

    Costa-Font, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Territory and Health: Perspectives from Economics and Political Science

    Costa-Font, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 13-43

  • The Italian Servizio Sanitario Nazionale: A Renewing Tale of Lost Promises

    Turati, Gilberto

    Pages 47-66

  • Decentralization and the Spanish Health System: Soft Budget Constraint Modernization?

    Costa-Font, Joan

    Pages 67-80

  • The Rise and Fall of Territory in UK Health Politics

    Greer, Scott L.

    Pages 81-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Federalism and Decentralization in European Health and Social Care
Editors
  • J. Costa-Font
  • S. Greer
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-29187-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137291875
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28524-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33040-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
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