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Health Publicity 1919–1939

Mariel Grant

in Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204442
eISBN:
9780191676284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204442.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

On its establishment in 1919, the Ministry of Health was accorded responsibility for the ‘collection, preparation, publication and dissemination of information and statistics’ related to measures ... More


Gendering Abortion Debates: State Feminism in Spain

Celia Valiente

in Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199242665
eISBN:
9780191600258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242666.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

After the establishment of a democratic constitution in Spain, the Socialist government included abortion law reform on its agenda to modernize Spanish policy in line with other European democracies. ... More


The Second World War and the Creation of the National Health Service

F. K. PROCHASKA

in Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King's Fund, 1897-1990

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202660
eISBN:
9780191675478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202660.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the impact of the Second World War on state policy on voluntary movement. Communities and institutions were affected, depending ... More


Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Mariel Grant

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204442
eISBN:
9780191676284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204442.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is a study of government publicity activities in Britain between the wars. The book focuses on the development of a public relations bureaux and information services in Whitehall. It shows how ... More


Connecting Medicine with the State:: From Missionary Medicine to Public Health, 1860–1928

Sean Hsiang-lin Lei

in Neither Donkey nor Horse: Medicine in the Struggle over China's Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226169880
eISBN:
9780226169910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169910.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 explores how the Chinese state, unconcerned with medical matters until the outbreak of the Manchurian plague, metamorphosed in only twenty-five years into a government that built a Ministry ... More


Neurology and state medicine

Stephen T. Casper

in The neurologists: A history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719091926
eISBN:
9781781706992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Neurology's twin programme – its scientific research and clinical practice – never found an easy alliance. The clinical work, the research, and the bureaucratic features and administrative needs of ... More


The turning point: growth with decline

J. A. Chandler

in Explaining Local Government: Local Government in Britain since 1800

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067068
eISBN:
9781781701355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067068.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

In 1900, local government in Britain appeared to have a clear purpose within the Constitution, along with resources and prestige much greater than had been the case fifty years previously. The Acts ... More


‘Bringing Alive’ the Post Office

Mariel Grant

in Propaganda and the Role of the State in Inter-War Britain

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204442
eISBN:
9780191676284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204442.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The adoption of a permanent publicity policy was definitely related to commercial considerations, but it was also the culmination of a long process, and reflected the department's commitment to its ... More


Assessing Corruption

Reinoud Leenders

in Spoils of Truce: Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451003
eISBN:
9780801465871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451003.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter examines a host of individual allegations and incidences of political corruption in postwar Lebanon using a qualitative approach. As part of this qualitative assessment, the chapter ... More


Public Institutions and Bureaucratic Organization

Reinoud Leenders

in Spoils of Truce: Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451003
eISBN:
9780801465871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451003.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter focuses on public institutions that were prone to political corruption in postwar Lebanon, with particular emphasis on how the administrative structures of these institutions compare to ... More


Child welfare in a period of economic and political crises, 1918–45

Harry Hendrick

in Child welfare: Historical dimensions, contemporary debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344779
eISBN:
9781447301721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the status of child welfare from 1918 to 1945, which was known to be a period of economic and political crises. Similar to Chapter 2, this chapter provides a brief background of ... More


Terminal Illness: First published in Proceedings of Health Congress of the Royal Society of Health, Symposium on ‘Teaching, an Aspect of Home Care’, (Blackpool 24–28 April 1961), pp. 112–14. London: Royal Society of Health.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This is a paper originally presented in 1961 to the Congress of the Royal Society of Health and which had an important role in disseminating Cicely Saunders' developing ideas at that time, ... More


Beyond Medical Care: The Health of the Nation

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0021
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In this chapter, the author reflects on health care in Haiti in the post-earthquake period. Public health and medical care are two arenas in which the earthquake amplified preexisting social ... More


The making of social policy in China

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines the nature and organisational structure of the Chinese Communist Party. It also explains the key policy players in China's politics, including the Politburo Standing Committee, ... More


The characteristics of blood donors in England and Wales

Richard M. Titmuss

in The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447349570
eISBN:
9781447349587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447349570.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explores the characteristics of blood donors in England and Wales, considering a study made in the summer and autumn of 1967 with the assistance of the Ministry of Health and the ... More


Mainland China

Ka Y. Liu and Paul S. F. Yip

in Suicide in Asia: Causes and Prevention

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099425
eISBN:
9789882207431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099425.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Suicide is an important public health problem in China: it is the fifth leading cause of death, and over 30% of the world's suicide deaths take place in China. This chapter reports the ... More


Chairman Mao Weighs In: The High Politics of the Campaign

Miriam Gross

in Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an overview of the snail-fever campaign from the perspective of top leadership (1949–1976). It discovers why Chairman Mao and the CCP focused on this globally neglected rural ... More


Reproductive Interventions

Sharmila Rudrappa

in Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874521
eISBN:
9781479877140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses sterilization as birth control for rural women in India. In 1970s, female sterilization had been a popular and preferred way to institute birth control. Eighty-one percent of ... More


Governance and International Cooperation

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery: Practice, Equity, Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197607251
eISBN:
9780197607282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197607251.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Governance represents a key building block of a health system. A government is responsible for the health of its people. It sets the health strategy and oversees the implementation of health ... More


Connection, Context, and Power

Cynthia Rayner and François Bonnici

in The Systems Work of Social Change: How to Harness Connection, Context, and Power to Cultivate Deep and Enduring Change

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198857457
eISBN:
9780191890239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857457.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

In Chapter 3, three principles of systems work are proposed: the values and beliefs that organizations uphold to support systems that are more responsive and representative of the people who live in ... More


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