O paga o se muere : the Salvadoran healthcare workers' strike against healthcare privatization and its impact on democracy

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dc.contributor.advisor Kowalchuk, Lisa (Lisa Marie)
dc.creator Murphy, Jill Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other RA971.35 M87 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22442
dc.description 145 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 138-145).
dc.description.abstract Access to essential social services such as healthcare is an important element of development, and is often elusive for the majority of people in developing countries. Further, the move towards privatization models in many countries poses an increased threat to access, particularly for the poor. In El Salvador, the privatization of healthcare was approached by the government with little transparency and civic consultation. The social movement response, a nine-month strike by doctors and healthcare workers against privatization, showed social movements as forces not only opposing privatization, but also as creating a more open and transparent process of debate and engagement. The ability of social movements to act as democratizing forces is explored in the context of the Salvadoran social movement against healthcare privatization, showing a definite but limited ability to democratize in the short-term.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc RA971.35
dc.subject.lcsh Strikes and lockouts -- Hospitals -- El Salvador
dc.subject.lcsh Medical care -- El Salvador
dc.subject.lcsh Privatization -- El Salvador
dc.subject.lcsh Social movements -- Political aspects -- El Salvador
dc.subject.lcsh Democracy -- El Salvador
dc.subject.lcsh El Salvador -- Social conditions -- 21st century
dc.title O paga o se muere : the Salvadoran healthcare workers' strike against healthcare privatization and its impact on democracy
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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