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date: 28 September 2022

Corporations, Health, and Global Politicslocked

Corporations, Health, and Global Politicslocked

  • Nicholas FreudenbergNicholas FreudenbergSchool of Public Health, City University of New York

Summary

Since the mid-20 century, corporations have gained increasing political and economic power to shape the living conditions, lifestyles, governance processes, and environmental exposures that determine global patterns of health and disease. Globalization, the growth of the financial sector, deregulation, and increasing corporate control of science and technology have provided corporations with new power to influence the mechanisms that determine human and planetary health. A growing body of public health and social science scholarship analyzes how corporate use of this economic and political power has become a fundamental determinant of the most serious health crises facing the world. In response, governments, civil society groups and social movements have developed new strategies to challenge corporate power to shape global health governance, protect public health, and reduce health inequities.

Subjects

  • Environment
  • Organization
  • Political Economy

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