Seminar – The comparative politics of public health

Scott L. Greer
University of Michigan

Bio: Scott L. Greer, Ph.D., is Professor, Health Management and Policy,  Global Public Health, and Political Science at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan.

His books include S.L. Greer. 2009. The Politics of European Union Health Policy (Maidenhead/Philadelphia: Open University Press), and S.L. Greer. 2004. Territorial Politics and Health Policy (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press).

He is currently Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.

Abstract: Public health is, on paper, a science-based global enterprise with established good practices and professional values. In practice, it varies within and between countries in almost every way imaginable: organization, credentialling, relationship to medicine, priorities, and budget. The nature and importance of this variation is little explored, and its causes still less. This seminar presents a work in progress, a study that takes public health as a comparative politics problem in identifying what really matters about the differences between public health systems and the factors that explain the differences. The country cases in the comparative study are France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland.

Thursday, 30th May 2019, 12.45 pm – 2.00 pm
Venue:  Jerry Morris B, Tavistock Place