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Voluntary sector and urban health systems

Voluntary sector and urban health systems
Voluntary sector and urban health systems
Beyond the role of the state and private sector, the task of responding to increasingly complex challenges in delivering urban health care in the early 21st century is being met by the voluntary sector. This chapter outlines some of the key critical points of debate concerning how the voluntary sector has moved into this focal position. The first half of the chapter traces how the role of the voluntary sector has followed a complex trajectory since being ‘rediscovered’ by the state in the 1970s, defined by three phases: as panacea, paradox, and precarity. The second half of this chapter explores how the voluntary sector is both ‘in’ and ‘of’ cities: voluntary organisations concentrate there, but they have also cultivated greater cultural proximity and solidarity with urban residents’ local values. Yet relying on a sector that by default is more decentralised and organic becomes a challenge in contexts where urban space is marked by various pressures around the precarity of health services.
134-148
Routledge
Power, Andrew
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Skinner, Mark
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Vojnovic, Igor
L. Pearson, Amber
Asiki, Gershim
DeVerteuil, Geoff
Allen, Adriana
Power, Andrew
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Skinner, Mark
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Vojnovic, Igor
L. Pearson, Amber
Asiki, Gershim
DeVerteuil, Geoff
Allen, Adriana

Power, Andrew and Skinner, Mark (2019) Voluntary sector and urban health systems. In, Vojnovic, Igor, L. Pearson, Amber, Asiki, Gershim, DeVerteuil, Geoff and Allen, Adriana (eds.) Handbook of Global Urban Health. (The Metropolis and Modern Life, , (doi:10.4324/9781315465456-8)) 1st Edition ed. London. Routledge, pp. 134-148. (doi:10.4324/9781315465456-8).

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Beyond the role of the state and private sector, the task of responding to increasingly complex challenges in delivering urban health care in the early 21st century is being met by the voluntary sector. This chapter outlines some of the key critical points of debate concerning how the voluntary sector has moved into this focal position. The first half of the chapter traces how the role of the voluntary sector has followed a complex trajectory since being ‘rediscovered’ by the state in the 1970s, defined by three phases: as panacea, paradox, and precarity. The second half of this chapter explores how the voluntary sector is both ‘in’ and ‘of’ cities: voluntary organisations concentrate there, but they have also cultivated greater cultural proximity and solidarity with urban residents’ local values. Yet relying on a sector that by default is more decentralised and organic becomes a challenge in contexts where urban space is marked by various pressures around the precarity of health services.

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Published date: 2019

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Author: Andrew Power ORCID iD
Author: Mark Skinner
Editor: Igor Vojnovic
Editor: Amber L. Pearson
Editor: Gershim Asiki
Editor: Geoff DeVerteuil
Editor: Adriana Allen

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