Trade Agreements and Public Health

A Primer for Health Policy Makers, Researchers and Advocates

  • Deborah Gleeson
  • Ronald Labonté

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Public Health Policy Research book series (PSPHPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 1-5
  3. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 39-65
  4. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 67-92
  5. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 93-112
  6. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 113-137
  7. Deborah Gleeson, Ronald Labonté
    Pages 159-166
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 167-174

About this book


The need for policy coherence between trade and health has never been greater, yet few public health workers are equipped to navigate this complex field. This book aims to fill this gap, providing a focused and readable introduction to the topic. It introduces the principles underpinning trade treaties and examines the implications of trade rules for health services and access to medicines, unhealthy commodities, labour rights and the environment. It explores the trade policy making process, methods for trade and health research, and recommendations for strengthening policy coherence.


International trade agreements Public health Health impact assessment Trade policy, Advocacy

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Gleeson
    • 1
  • Ronald Labonté
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Psychology and Public HealthLa Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of Epidemiology and Public HealthUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-0484-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-0485-3
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