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Repressed interests: explaining why patients and the public have little influence on healthcare policy: Alford's concepts of dominant, challenging and repressed interests

Stephen Peckham and Micky Willmott

in Shaping Health Policy: Case Study Methods and Analysis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427588
eISBN:
9781447305576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427588.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Robert Alford used a case-study approach to determine why attempts at health care reform in New York in the 1970s often failed to resolve problems in the health system such as rising costs, staff ... More


Setting the theoretical scene

Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients: Patients' experiences and the patient movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427458
eISBN:
9781447304043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the theoretical background of the patient movement. It explains that dominance, whoever holds it, tends to lead to the oppression of subordinate social groups, and shows that ... More


The health debate: what and where next?

David J. Hunter

in The health debate: Policy & Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349293
eISBN:
9781447303855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349293.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an assessment of the current state of the health debate in Great Britain. It discusses some of the key elements of the policy cleavages considered in the preceding chapters and ... More


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