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Banking on Health

The World Bank and Health Sector Reform in Latin America

Authors: Noy, Shiri

  • Complicates the implications of "neoliberalism" by suggesting that non-neoliberal ends can be brought about by neoliberal means
  • Based on detailed case studies of the influence of the World Bank on health policy development and reform in three Latin American countries 
  • Grounded in empirical evidence such as quantitative data and case studies 
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About this book

This book addresses the puzzle of why the World Bank was unable to effect sweeping neoliberal health reforms in Latin America from the 1980s onward. Through the use of quantitative regional data together with interview and archival data collected during fieldwork in Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, and Washington DC, this book argues that the answer to this puzzle is twofold. First, the World Bank has not promoted a uniformly neoliberal, monolithic agenda in health. Second, countries’ autonomy and capacity in this sector shape how the World Bank is involved in reforms. Finally, the book distinguishes neoliberal ends from means in health sector reform and traces changes in “banking on health” over time.

About the authors

Shiri Noy is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Global and Area Studies at the University of Wyoming, USA. She is the author of several articles on global health in Latin American Policy, Sociology of Development, and the International Journal of Comparative Sociology. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The World Bank, Development, and Health

    Noy, Shiri

    Pages 1-43

  • Neoliberalism and the World Bank’s Changing Approach to Health

    Noy, Shiri

    Pages 45-64

  • The State of Health in Latin America: Trends and Correlates of Health Expenditures

    Noy, Shiri

    Pages 65-91

  • Argentina: Mixed Outcomes While Coping with Crisis in a Planner State

    Noy, Shiri

    Pages 93-118

  • Peru: Slow, Steady Health Reform in a Weak State

    Noy, Shiri

    Pages 119-144

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61765-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61764-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Banking on Health
Book Subtitle
The World Bank and Health Sector Reform in Latin America
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61765-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61765-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61764-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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