Title

The politics of health promotion

RIS ID

137528

Publication Details

Signal, L., Jenkin, G., Fougere, G. & Poata-Smith, E. Te Ahu. (2016). The politics of health promotion. In L. Signal & M. Ratima (Eds.), Promoting Health in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp. 162-187). Dunedin: Otago University Press.

Abstract

This chapter examines the politics of health promotion in Aotearoa New Zealand and considers ways of analysing political influences to strengthen health promotion action. In the first part of this chapter theories of politics are outlined, followed by an analysis of the interests, institutions and political economy of New Zealand politics. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the implications of political theory for understanding health promotion practice.

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