Social Class, Political Power, and the State and Their Implications in Medicine

  title={Social Class, Political Power, and the State and Their Implications in Medicine},
  author={Vicente Jos{\'e} Pinilla Navarro},
  journal={International Journal of Health Services},
  pages={255 - 292}
  • V. Navarro
  • Published 1 April 1977
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Health Services
This three-part article presents an analysis of the distribution of power and of the nature of the state in Western industrialized societies, and details their implications in medicine. Part I presents a critique of contemporary theories of the Western system of power; discusses the countervailing pluralist and power elite theories, as well as those of bureaucratic and professional control; and concludes with an examination of the Marxist theories of economic determinism, structural determinism… 

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