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Health Inequalities and Global Justice

Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle


This volume focuses on the moral dilemmas posed by health inequalities across borders, and examines to what extent inequalities in health pose problems for those concerned with global justice. The demands of global justice have been debated for some time now, and many have argued that any plausible account of global injustice takes its starting point from accounts of wealth inequalities and an analysis of why such inequalities are unjust. Yet, the causes of the appallingly poor health outcomes in developing nations are complex, as are the difficulties we face in identifying who, if anybody, is ... More

Keywords: Health, health inequalities, poverty, global justice, global injustice, inequality, redistribution

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780748646920
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patti Tamara Lenard, editor

Christine Straehle, editor

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Part 1 A Right to Equal Health?

Part 2 Who is Responsible for Remedying Global Health Inequality?

Part 3 Measuring Health and Health Outcomes

Part 4 Borders and Health

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