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Social Policy in a Development Context

Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies

Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Yi, Ilcheong (Ed.)

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  • Summarizes policy-relevant findings from the experience of eight emerging economies in their attempts to implement health care reform
  • Highlights the impact politics, institutions and policies have on providing universal health care
  • Provides analysis of eight selected countries at different stages of universalization in their health sectors
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This book explores how political, social, economic and institutional factors in eight emerging economies have combined to generate diverse outcomes in their move towards universal health care. Structured in three parts, the book begins by framing social policy as an integral system in its own right. The following two parts go on to discuss the opportunities and challenges of achieving universal health care in Thailand, Brazil and China, and survey the obstacles facing India, Indonesia, Russia, South Africa and Venezuela in the reform of their health care systems. The evolution of social policy systems and the cases in this volume together demonstrate that universalism in health care is continuously redefined by the interactions between diverse political forces and through specific policy processes. At a time when international and national-level discourse around health systems has once again brought universalism to the fore, this edited collection offers a timely contribution to the field in its thorough analysis of health care reform in emerging economies.

About the authors

Ilcheong Yi is Research Coordinator at UNRISD. Born in the Republic of Korea, he was trained as both a political scientist and social policy analyst. He specializes in the issues of poverty, social policy, labour policy and historical analysis of the economic and social development process.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Universalization of Health Care in Emerging Economies

    Pages 1-26

    Yi, Ilcheong (et al.)

  • The Continuing Enigmas of Social Policy

    Pages 29-59

    Fine, Ben

  • Universalism and Health: The Battle of Ideas

    Pages 61-88

    MacGregor, Susanne

  • The Politics of Health Care Reform in Thailand

    Pages 91-118

    Kuhonta, Erik Martinez

  • The Impacts of Universalization: A Case Study on Thailand’s Social Protection and Universal Health Coverage

    Pages 119-154

    Mongkhonvanit, Prapaporn Tivayanond (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards Universal Health Care in Emerging Economies
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • Ilcheong Yi
Series Title
Social Policy in a Development Context
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53377-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53377-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53376-0
Series ISSN
2662-6659
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 421
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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