Health Promotion in Action

From Local to Global Empowerment

  • Ronald Labonté
  • Glenn Laverack

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 6-24
  4. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 53-72
  5. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 73-102
  6. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 103-126
  7. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 127-158
  8. Ronald Labonté, Glenn Laverack
    Pages 159-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-215

About this book


Globalization is reshaping the field of health promotion practice. In this innovative study, the authors outline health promotion's traditional concerns and argue that 'a policy of glocalization' (thinking globally, acting locally) can succeed in establishing health equality and achieving empowerment individually, locally, nationally and globally. Drawing on international examples across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America, this study analyses economic policies and their link to health, particularly in relation to the developing world. Globalization affects health in varied ways and this book examines the competing ways in which 'global health' has been framed in public policy, concluding by revealing how health promoters can respond to globalization's new challenges.


global health globalization health health promotion

Authors and affiliations

  • Ronald Labonté
    • 1
  • Glenn Laverack
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OttawaCanada
  2. 2.The University of AucklandNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28318-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-22837-5
  • About this book