Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India
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Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India : The Teleology of Disorder

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The book undertakes a critical examination of health service development in India and provides an explanation of its underdevelopment. It analyzes the trajectory of health services development in India and dissects the roles of various actors which shape that process viz. the State, civil society, and the people. It helps you to arrive at a less ambiguous analytical paradigm regarding a complex scenario discernible in a country like India where diversities across regions and states make it difficult to advance a pan Indian framework, strategy, or theory.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 180 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 399.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 9 tables, 2 graphs
  • 073919206X
  • 9780739192061

Review quote

A must-read book for health managers and policy makers which clearly, cogently, and critically describes health service development in India. The concepts are so clearly illustrated based on evidence and experience; a step forward in public health discourse and a one-stop book for students and researchers. -- Kumudu Wijewardene, Sri Jayawardenepura Universityshow more

About Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar is chief fellow at Santhigiri Social Research Institute. He taught public health at Jawaharlal Nehru University for twenty-eight years and has been DAAD guest professor at Heidelberg University. He is the author of Ecology and Health: A Systems Approach and co-editor of Public Health and the Poverty of Reforms: The South Asian Predicament.show more

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1 Introduction: Health Services and the Domains of disorder Chapter 2 Grappling with delivery of health services: Roots and Off-shoots Chapter 3 Reforms and their forms Chapter 4 Centrality of Decentralization and marginalization of the people Chapter 5 Civilizing the Civil society and civilians: Old bottles and new medicines Chapter 6 Disorder defined: The homogenization processshow more