Global constitutionalism, applied to global health governance: uncovering legitimacy deficits and suggesting remedies

  title={Global constitutionalism, applied to global health governance: uncovering legitimacy deficits and suggesting remedies},
  author={Gorik Ooms and Rachel Hammonds},
  journal={Globalization and Health},
BackgroundGlobal constitutionalism is a way of looking at the world, at global rules and how they are made, as if there was a global constitution, empowering global institutions to act as a global government, setting rules which bind all states and people.AnalysisThis essay employs global constitutionalism to examine how and why global health governance, as currently structured, has struggled to advance the right to health, a fundamental human rights obligation enshrined in the International… 

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