Rights language in the sustainable development agenda: has right to health discourse and norms shaped health goals?

Forman, Lisa, Ooms, Gorik and Brolan, Claire E. (2015) Rights language in the sustainable development agenda: has right to health discourse and norms shaped health goals?. International Journal for Health Policy and Management, 4 12: 799-804. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2015.171


Author Forman, Lisa
Ooms, Gorik
Brolan, Claire E.
Title Rights language in the sustainable development agenda: has right to health discourse and norms shaped health goals?
Journal name International Journal for Health Policy and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2322-5939
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.15171/ijhpm.2015.171
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 4
Issue 12
Start page 799
End page 804
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kerman, Islamic Republic of Iran
Publisher Kerman University of Medical Sciences / Danishgah-i Ulum-i Pizishki
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract While the right to health is increasingly referenced in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) discussions, its contribution to global health and development remains subject to considerable debate. This hypothesis explores the potential influence of the right to health on the formulation of health goals in 4 major SDG reports. We analyse these reports through a social constructivist lens which views the use of rights rhetoric as an important indicator of the extent to which a norm is being adopted and/or internalized. Our analysis seeks to assess the influence of this language on goals chosen, and to consider accordingly the potential for rights discourse to promote more equitable global health policy in the future.
Keyword Right to Health
Global Health Policy
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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