The Public Health Theory of Populism

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Successful public health interventions have, in recent decades, improved the health of the working classes in significant ways across much of the western world. Nevertheless, here, I argue that populist electoral breakthroughs over the last decade may be considered side-effects of ‘successful’ public health policies: crucially, the claim is that those political side-effects resulted because of—rather than despite—the health-measured success of those public health interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)748-755
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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