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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Disciplines: Sociology, including demography, social stratification, social theory and cultural sociology; political science, including comparative politics, political economy and comparative public policy; organizational, cultural and social psychology; political philosophy; history; economics. Her scholarly interests center on shared concepts of worth and excellence and their impact on hierarchies in a number of social domains. David B.
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Hazel Markus. Vijayendra Rao. Kristi Kenyon. Kristin Laurin. Successful Societies. Overview Successful societies are those that create conditions that lead to better health, well-being and resilience for individuals and communities.
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Hall Fellow. Harvard University. Son Hing Fellow. University of Guelph. Jane Jenson Fellow. Francesca Polletta Fellow. University of California Irvine. Paige Raibmon Fellow. Keating ised by better health and more equitable goes on to argue that the mediator systems distributions of health outcomes across so- of stress control, the serotogenic system, cio-economic groups. Their em- such social interactions, and this means, of pirical material shows growing gaps in course, institutions and cultures that are health outcomes between societies that supportive of optimal human development once stood on very similar levels of devel- instead of focusing just on health and in- opment: Finland against the Baltic coun- come policies in the conventional sense.
But the argument and generating social resources that be- that the Russian health situation deterio- come available through various social rated so dramatically because the Russian structures. Coping with life challenges is perspective the importance of the cultural easier for individuals who have access to construction of the boundaries of marginal- more social resources.
She investi- cial connectedness and communal capabil- gates the strategies used by various ethnic ities and reduce social hierarchies. Further- als belonging to different social groups.
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The more recent modernist inter- tions to manage successful health cam- pretation that originated in the s, in paigns. Health outcomes, sociologist Ann Swidler. In what in the s. Jane Jenson presents a de- civil society structures and cultural codes. She makes a power- oliberalism in the cultural sphere. In the intellectual sphere the as- known, but only when they align with the cent of neoliberalism was supported by the dominant cultural patterns in society.
The arrival of thought currents as diverse as health-promoting effects of sanitary poli- postmodernism and neoliberal microeco- cies were known in England as early as the nomics. It was not posure and volatility. As a consequence, until the s when the liberal citizenship neoliberalism is the cause of worsening regime became pronouncedly more inclu- population health. But at the same time, sive and supportive of an active role of the neoliberal economic policies trigger eco- state in securing population well-being, nomic growth and are thus also conducive that basic sanitary policies could be intro- to some improvements in health outcomes.
The overall balance of neoliberalism is not The Canadian political theorist Will entirely negative; it is a mixed, with pre- Kymlicka explores in Chapter 9 the effects vailing negative effects. To conclude, just two of them the viability of the welfare state because will be outlined. First, the book represents they undermine social cohesion and sub- an important theoretical restatement of the stitute claims for recognition for claims for culturalist case in the social sciences.
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As redistribution. Culture is tive policies. Citing Canada as a prime ex- one of the variables in the equation that ample, Kymlicka also argues that multicul- connects socio-economic circumstances to turalism can, in fact, strengthen social co- population health. The em- presence of different cultures.
For Sewell as for other institutional and cultural variables in gen- commentators, neoliberalism replaced the eral, is not relevant only for countries with previous state-centric economic paradigm lower health indicators, but also for Eu- in the s. The most interesting section rope. The ability of each ruling cultures, as Kymlicka suggests, can cement party to do so was in turn a product of the social cohesion and solidarity, which are presence of internal struggles within the presently under growing strain.
The legiti- elite. In Egypt and Poland, to provide public goods in a future situa- in contrast, divisions within the ruling par- tion in which most socio-economic condi- ties facilitated labour protests, which in tions will be much less favourable than both cases amounted to numerous conten- they are today. Skovajsa soc.
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The book makes a over state-owned enterprises in Egypt two-stage argument. The most important resources are le- implicit.