Susan D. Foster


Health Policy in a Globalising World. Edited by Kelley Lee, Kent Buse, and Suzanne Fustukian. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. 331.

In late 1999, tens of thousands of activists descended on Seattle to protest the World Trade Organization (XVTO) and, in particular, its impact on workers and worker health.' As technological developments and economic changes have led to increasing globalization, the impact of globalization on workers and workers' health has become a prominent concern for academics as well as activists. The recent book Health Policy in a Globalising World presents an excellent collection of essays devoted to this and other topics related to globalization and its influence on public health. The resulting compilation is a useful resource for students and teachers of health policy and international heath.