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Author O'Sullivan, Dominic.

Title Indigenous health : power, politics and citizenship / Dominic O'Sullivan
Published North Melbourne, VIC : Australian Scholarly, 2015


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Description xxii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction -- 1. The ideological foundations of indigenous health policy -- 2. Values and health policy -- 3. Democratic exclusion or deliberate inclusion? -- 4. Power, politics and the street-level bureaucrat -- 5. Human rights -- 6. Citizenship -- 7. Capabilities and freedom -- 8. Capabilities and policy -- Conclusion
Summary "Indigenous health: power, politics and citizenship examines the contemporary Indigenous Australian health policy as a site of contest over the nature of Indigenous citizenship and 'belonging' to the modern state. This book uses Western and Indigenous political theories to examine politics and public policy as determinants of health and to show the ways in which policy failure is partially explained by dysfunctional political relationships, policy inertia and the poitical system itself. The book considers the claims that Indigenous people can reasonably make on the public health system and examines what these claims mean for contemporary Australian conceptions of citizenship, democracy, and human rights."--Publisher''s website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-187) and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care.
Oceanic Ancestry Group -- statistics & numerical data.
Public Health.
Delivery of Health Care.
LC no. 2015462181
ISBN 9781925333046 (paperback)
1925333043 (paperback)