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Reframing health and health policy in Ireland : a governmental analysis

Author: Claire Edwards, (Lecturer in social policy); Eluska Fernández
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This study demonstrates how governmentality can be used to understand some of Ireland's contemporary health issues and dilemmas. By drawing on a range of empirical contexts, it explores the potential  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Edwards, (Lecturer in social policy); Eluska Fernández
ISBN: 0719095875 9780719095870
OCLC Number: 988753483
Description: xiii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Analysing health and health policy: introducing the governmentality turn - Claire Edwards and Eluska FernandezPart I: Constructing health problems and (un)healthy subjects2. Governing the future: children's health and biosocial power - Kevin Ryan3. Doing the 'right thing'? Children, families and fatness in Ireland - Michelle Share and Perry Share4. 32 and 37 inches, the healthy body and the politics of waist circumference: a governmental analysis of the Stop the Spread Campaign - Fiona Dukelow5. The contemporary self in tobacco control: exploring the introduction of the smoking ban in Ireland - Eluska Fernandez6. When health means illness: analysing mental health discourses and practices in Ireland - Derek Chambers7. Governing organ donation: the dead body, the individual and the limits of medicine - Orla O'DonovanPart II: Governing neoliberal healthcare agendas: politics, strategies and practices8. Neoliberal governmentality and public health policy in Ireland - Joanne Wilson and Lindsay Prior9. Governing healthcare: the case of Universal Health Insurance - by Competition - Cliona Loughnane10. Assessment of Need as a technology of government in Ireland's Disability Act 2005 - Claire Edwards11. Long-term care policy for older people in Ireland: a governmental analysis - Ciara O'Dwyer12. Conclusion: Governmentality, health policy and the place of critical politics - Eluska Fernandez and Claire EdwardsIndex -- .
Responsibility: edited by Claire Edwards and Eluska Fernández.


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