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Locating regional health policy: Institutions, politics, and practices

Locating regional health policy: Institutions, politics, and practices
Locating regional health policy: Institutions, politics, and practices
Poverty reduction and health became central in the agendas of Southern regional
organisations in the last two decades. Yet, little is known about how these organisations address poverty, inclusion and social inequality, and how Southern regional formations are engaging in power constellations, institutions, processes, interests and ideological positions within different spheres of governance. This article reviews academic literatures spanning global social policy, regional studies and diplomacy studies, and the state of knowledge and understanding of the ‘place’ of regional actors in health governance as a global political practice therein. It identifies theoretical and thematic points of connection between disparate literatures and how these can be bridged
through research focusing on the social policies of regional organisations and regional integration processes. This framework hence locates the contributions of each of the research articles of this Special Issue of Global Social Policy on the regional dimension of health policy and diplomacy in relation to Southern Africa and South America. It also highlights the ways in which the articles bring new evidence about how social relations of welfare are being (re)made over larger scales and how regional actors may initiate new norms to improve health rights in international arenas engaging in new forms of ‘regional’ diplomacy.
1468-0181
212-228
Riggirozzi, P
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Yeates, N
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Riggirozzi, P
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Yeates, N
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Riggirozzi, P and Yeates, N (2015) Locating regional health policy: Institutions, politics, and practices. Global Social Policy, 15 (3), 212-228. (doi:10.1177/1468018115599819).

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Poverty reduction and health became central in the agendas of Southern regional
organisations in the last two decades. Yet, little is known about how these organisations address poverty, inclusion and social inequality, and how Southern regional formations are engaging in power constellations, institutions, processes, interests and ideological positions within different spheres of governance. This article reviews academic literatures spanning global social policy, regional studies and diplomacy studies, and the state of knowledge and understanding of the ‘place’ of regional actors in health governance as a global political practice therein. It identifies theoretical and thematic points of connection between disparate literatures and how these can be bridged
through research focusing on the social policies of regional organisations and regional integration processes. This framework hence locates the contributions of each of the research articles of this Special Issue of Global Social Policy on the regional dimension of health policy and diplomacy in relation to Southern Africa and South America. It also highlights the ways in which the articles bring new evidence about how social relations of welfare are being (re)made over larger scales and how regional actors may initiate new norms to improve health rights in international arenas engaging in new forms of ‘regional’ diplomacy.

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Accepted/In Press date: 20 August 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 August 2015
Published date: 1 December 2015
Organisations: Politics & International Relations

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Local EPrints ID: 381165
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/381165
ISSN: 1468-0181
PURE UUID: 11762114-2ad2-40ad-9c39-f559f9058e77
ORCID for P Riggirozzi: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5809-890X

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Date deposited: 23 Sep 2015 15:16
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 02:01

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Author: P Riggirozzi ORCID iD
Author: N Yeates

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