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C o n t e n t s Foreword vii Paul Farmer, M.D. Preface xi List of Abbreviations xvii Introduction. How Do We Understand Suffering? 1 PART I. STARTING POINTS Chapter 1. Dignity and Suffering: Why Human Rights Matter 25 Chapter 2. The Powerlessness of Extreme Poverty: Human Rights and Social Justice 49 Chapter 3. Redefining Health: Challenging Power Relations 73 Chapter 4. Health Systems as “Core Social Institutions” 99 PART II. APPLYING HUMAN RIGHTS FRAMEWORKS TO HEALTH Chapter 5. Beyond Charity: The Central Importance of Accountability 131 vi Contents Chapter 6. Power and Participation 157 Chapter 7. Shades of Dignity: Equality and Nondiscrimination 180 Chapter 8. Our Place in the World: Obligations Beyond Borders 206 Conclusion. Another World Is Possible 229 Notes 251 Glossary 293 Index 297 Acknowledgments 313 ...

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ISBN
9780812292190
Related ISBN
9780812247749
MARC Record
OCLC
932320523
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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