Political Power, the State, and Their Implications in Medicine

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This two-part article analyzes the nature of political power in Western capitalist societies and its implications in medicine. Part I presents a Marxist theory of the role, nature and mode of state intervention. Part II focuses on the analysis of that mode of state intervention in the health sector, and on the relationship between its growth and the current fiscal crisis of the state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-80
Number of pages20
JournalReview of Radical Political Economics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Economics and Econometrics


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