The Process of Building Hegemony: Health Reforms in Chile

By Jaime LLambías-Wolff.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Discussion of the process of hegemony that has
shaped different health systems models in
Chile. Social and health policies have been rooted in a
pattern of relationship between state and society
and the incorporation of a particular power structure into
an institutionalized social system. Health
reforms have been the result of a negotiation between a web
of economic, political and cultural forces,
each representing its own political, economic and corporate
interests. Social and health policies have
served different purposes, trough these historical periods
under our study, such as social protection,
mechanism of redistribution, social stratification,
political and social stability, reinforcement of private
health care, and stimulation of capital accumulation. The
study will cover the following Chilean health
models: The Charity paradigm; the development of a Welfare
State; the liberal market paradigm and the development of a
mix public-private system.

Keywords: Hegemony, Political Economy, Health Transitions, Health Reforms, Chile

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 8, pp.81-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.154MB).

Dr. Jaime LLambías-Wolff

Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University, Canada, since 1991. Previously with the University of Montreal, the University of Moncton and the University of Quebec in Montreal. Invited Professor at the MBA of the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile, the International MBA at the Universidad de Santiago, Chile and the Chilean Diplomatic Academy. Published extensively in the areas of Development, Health Studies, Latin American Studies and Multicultural Issues. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and German. Has a regular-weekly TV Interview Program on International Issues in Chile. Former Director General of the Quebec Council for International Development, consultant for the Quebec Government and the Canadian International Development Agency. Senator of York University and former Vice-president of the Council for International Relations in Montreal.

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