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  • The Health of Nationsby Gavin Mooney

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Why, despite the vast resources spent on health care, is there still so much ill health and health inequality? In this devastating critique, internationally renowned health economist Gavin Mooney spotlights the political economy of health care. He also reveals how too little is done to address the social determinants of health. Using numerous case... more...

  • Forensic Psychologyby David Canter

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic Psychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses... more...

  • Health Care Reform and American Politicsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Theda Skocpol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care... more...

  • Achieving High Quality Careby Gillian Leng; Val Moore; Sasha Abraham

    Wiley 2014; US$ 37.95

    Drawing on the experience of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Achieving High Quality Care is a practical guide on how to recognise and implement high quality evidence and guidance. This new title provides an overview of the evidence behind successful initiatives designed to change practice and improve the quality of... more...

  • Gesundheitsmonitor 2014by Jan Böcken; Bernard Braun; Rüdiger Meierjürgen

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 22.32

    Der Gesundheitsmonitor analysiert und bewertet das gesundheitliche Versorgungssystem und -geschehen aus der Perspektive der Bürgerinnen und Bürger. Er liefert fundierte Informationen über gesundheitsbezogene Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen der Bevölkerung, Versorgungsprobleme und wahrgenommene Fehlentwicklungen sowie zur Akzeptanz und Zufriedenheit... more...

  • Blind Spotby M.D. Salmaan Keshavjee

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social... more...

  • Managerial Regimes Meet the 'Healthcare State'by Ellen Kuhlmann

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 199.00

    This e-book aim to highlight the contingencies and dynamics of new governance approaches and the significance of contexts, thus redefining the universal discourse of managerialism. The findings highlight the significance of institutional configurations in relation to professional agency and importantly both at macro and at meso level: first, the regulatory... more...

  • Mind the gapby Helen Dickinson

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 199.00

    Despite the best intentions of policy makers and practitioners alike, plans do not always turn out as expected. The “implementation gap” is a phrase that is often used to refer to the difference between what a particular policy promises and what is delivered in practice. This gap (or deficit as it is sometimes called) is both puzzling and... more...