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Reframing Health and Health Policy in Ireland: A Governmental Analysis

Claire Edwards and Eluska Fernández


Recent years have witnessed a burgeoning international literature which develops the potential of Foucauldian-inspired notions of governmentality to understand the construction of health problems, policies and practices. This book bring these insights to bear on the Irish health policy arena through a range of empirical examples, including smoking, obesity, child health, ageing, mental health and disability, and even approaches to the dead body. It explores how specific health issues have been constructed as problematic and in need of intervention in the Irish state, and considers the strategi ... More

Keywords: governmentality, health, health policy, advanced neoliberal democracies, Ireland

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780719095870
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719095870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Claire Edwards, editor
University College Cork

Eluska Fernández, editor
University College Cork

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Part I Constructing health problems and (un)healthy subjects

Part II Governing neoliberal healthcare agendas: politics, strategies and practices

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