A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegal

Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 1. September 2006
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 212 Seiten
978-90-04-15065-2 (ISBN)
A political economic history of the three and a half century rivalry between competing health care systems in Senegambia. The analysis focuses on the historical agency manifested in indigenous populations and its contemporary applications.
  • Englisch
  • Leiden
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  • Niederlande
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 238 mm
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  • Breite: 164 mm
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  • Dicke: 14 mm
  • 413 gr
978-90-04-15065-2 (9789004150652)
900415065X (900415065X)
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Maghan Keita, Ph.D. (1988) in African Studies, Howard University, is Professor of History at Villanova University. His most recent works include Conceptualizing/Re-conceptualizing Africa, (Brill 2002) and Race and the Writing of History: Riddling the Sphinx (Oxford 2000).
This work is a political economic history that analyzes approximately 350 years of rivalry between traditional, Islamic, and European systems of health in the Senegambian region of West Africa.
The work is divided into three parts. Part I focuses on the theoretical parameters of a political economy of health care. Part II addresses the historical nature of health care rivalries in the Senegambian region from the mid-seventeenth century through independence. And Part III looks at contemporary contention concerning health care delivery and the ways in which 'average' people craft alternative health care mechanisms while bringing pressure to bear on national and international bodies as well.
'A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegal' should prove useful as a critical indicator of the ways in which historical agency is manifested historically and in contemporary health policy; policy that is often initiated outside of the "official" sector.

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