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General Publications


Akintola, G., Gwelo, N.B., Labonté, R. and Appadu, T., The global financial crisis: experiences of and implications for community-based organizations providing health and social services in South Africa, 2016

Labonté, R. and Stuckler, D., The rise of neoliberalism: How bad economics imperils health and what to do about it, 2016

Martin, B., MacLachlan, M., Labonté, R., Larkin, F., Vallieres, F., and Bergin, N. Globalization and Health: developing the journal to advance the field, 2016


Packer C.,  Runnels, V. and Labonté, R.,  Canada’s response to female genital mutilation: Are we failing our girls? 2015

Kaewanuchit, C., Muntaner, C., Labonté, R. and Johnson, D.A. Stress among Thais farmworkers under globalization: a causal model, 2015

Labonté, R. Globalization and Health, in Wright, J.D. International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2015

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. Austerity Lite: Social Determinants of Health under Canada’s Neo-Liberal Capture, in McBride, S., Boychuk, G. and Mahon, R. 2015

Ruckert, A., Caldbick, S. and Labonté, R. Equity in Times of Austerity: Ontario’s Revenue Crisis in Historical Perspective, 2015

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. and Parker, R. Global healthcare policy and the austerity agenda, in Kuhlmann, E., Blank, R., Bourgeault, I., and Wendt, C. (eds.) The Palgrave International Handbook of Healthcare Policy and Governance, 2015


Caldbick, S., Labonté, R., Mohindra, K.S., and Ruckert, A. Globalization and the rise of precarious employment: the new frontier for workplace health promotion, 2014

De Vos, P., Schuftan, C., Sanders, D., Labonté, R., Woodward, D., Birn, A.E., Bodini, C., Stefani, A., and Serag, H., Commission on Governance for Health: just another report?, 2014

Labonté, R. The Health Crisis of Neoliberal Globalization, in Global Health Watch, 2014

Ruckert, A., and Labonté, R. The global financial crisis and health equity: early experiences from CanadaGlobalization and Health 2014

Ruckert, A., Labonté, R. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) in global health: the good, the bad and the ugly, 2014


De Vogli, R., Schrecker, T. and Labonté  R. “Neoliberal globalization and health inequalities,” in Monaghan, L. (ed.). Key Concepts in Medical Sociology, 2013

Koivusalo, M., Labonté, R., Wibulpolprasert, S., Kanchanachitra, S. “Globalization and policy space for health, and a HIAP approach,” in Leppo, K., Ollila, O., Pena, S., Wismar, M. and Cook, S. (eds.) Health in All Policies, Helsinki: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland; UNRISD; and others, 2013; pp.81-103. (translated into Chinese, Russian, Spanish and Persian)

Labonté R., “Health activism in a globalising era: lessons past for efforts future,” Lancet, 381:2158-9 (essay), June 2013.

Labonté, R. “Globalization and Health Equity Towards Sustainable Development,” in PAHO/WHO, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development: Towards the Future We Want, Washington, DC : PAHO, 2013; pp.43-50.

Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R. “The financial crisis and global health: the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) policy response,” Health Promotion International, (2013) 28 (3): 357-366.

Schrecker, T. and Labonté, R. “Global development and population health”, in J. Nriagu. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Revised Open Access Edition, Amsterdam: Elsevier. 2013.

Stoebenau K, Nair RC, Rambeloson V, Rakotoarison PG, Razafintsalama V, Labonté R, “Consuming sex: the association between modern goods, lifestyles and sexual behaviour among youth in Madagascar,” Globalization and Health 2013, 9:13 (19 March 2013)


Kaewanuchit, C.; Muntaner, C; Dendoung, S.; Labonte, R.; Suttawet, C.; Chiengkul, W. “The Psychosocial Stress Model for Thai contract farmers under globalization: a Path Analysis Model,” Asia Biomedicine, 6(3): 385-395, 2012

Labonté, R. “The austerity agenda: how did we get there and where do we go next?” Critical Public Health, 22:3, 257-265, 2012.

Labonté, R., “Promoting Health in a Globalized World: The Biggest Challenge of All” in Rootman, I., Dupéré, S., Pederson, A. and O’Neill, M. (eds). Health Promotion in Canada: Critical Perspective on Practice (3rd edition), Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. pp.81-97. 2012.

Lencucha, R., Kothari, A. and Labonté, R. “Enacting Accountability: Networked Governance, NGOs and the FCTC.” Global Health Governance, V(2):1-17, 2012

Ruckert, A. and Labonté, R. “The Global Financial Crisis and Health Equity: Towards a Conceptual Framework,” Critical Public Health, 22:3, 267-279, 2012.


Brown, G. and Labonté, R., “Globalization and its Methodological Discontents: Contextualizing Globalization through the Study of HIV/AIDS,” Globalization and Health 7(29):1-12, 2011

Labonté  R. and Schrecker T. “The state of global health in a radically unequal world:  patterns and prospects”, in Benatar, S. and Brock, G. (eds.). Global Health and Global Health Ethics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp.24-36. 2011.

Labonté, R. and Ruckert, A. “The Commission on Macroeconomics and Health Ten Years On: Was it the Right Recipe?” Lancet 378:1902-3, 2011

Labonté, R., Mohindra K., and Schrecker, T. “The Growing Impact of Globalization for Health and Public Health Practice”, Annual Review of Public Health. 32, 2011: 263-83.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Mohindra, K. and Stoebenau, K. (eds) Global Health (4 Volumes), Sage Major Works. 2011.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Mohindra, K. and Stoebenau, K., “Introduction: Global Health in an Interconnected World” in Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Mohindra, K. and Stoebenau, K. (eds). Global Health (4 Volumes), Sage Major Works, London: Sage. 2011. pp.xxiii-lxii (23-62).

Labonté, R., Walt, G., McCoy, D. et al “Independent Advisory Group Foreword,” in IHP+ Results, Annual Performance Report 2011, London: IHP+ Results. p.iii. 2011

Labonté, R. “From International to Global: Framing Health in the New Millennium”, in Parker and M. Sommer (eds.). Handbook of Global Health, New York: Routledge. pp.38-50. 2011.

Larson, C., Haddad, S., Birn, A-E., Cole, D., Labonté, R., Hatcher-Roberts, S., Schrecker, T., Sellen, D., Zakus, D. “Grand Challenges Canada: Inappropriate Emphasis and Missed Opportunities in Global Health Research?” Canadian Journal of Public Health 102(2): 149-51. 2011.

McCoy, D., Labonté, R., Walt, G., Sanders, D., Ram, R., Luppe, T., Germain, A., Dare., L. “The IHP+: a welcome initiative with an uncertain future” Lancet 377: 1835-1836. 2011.

Mohindra, K., Labonté, R. and Spitzer, D. “The Global Financial Crisis: Whither Women’s Health?” Critical Public Health.21(3):273-288, 2011.

Schrecker, T. and Labonté, R. “Global development and population health”, in J. Nriagu. (ed.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp.976-986. 2011.


Labonté, R. and Marriott, A. “IHP+: Little progress in accountability or just little progress?” Lancet 375(9725): 1505-1507. 2010.

Mohindra, K. and Labonté, R. “Making sense of the global economy: ten resources for health promoters”, Health Promotion International 25(3): 355-62, 2010.

Schrecker, T and Labonté, R. “Globalization and Urban Health”, in Boufford, J. and Vlahov, D. ( eds.). Urban Health: Global Perspectives, New York: Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons. pp.13-26. 2010.


Labonté, R and Schrecker, T. “The G8 and global health: What now? What next?” Canadian Journal of Public Health 97(1):35-8. 2006.

Labonté, R. “From the global market to the global village: ‘free’ trade and the World Trade Organization”, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education XI(1):23-27. 2003.

Labonté, R. “Globalism and health: threats and opportunities”, Health Promotion Journal of Australia 9(2): 126-32. 1999.

Labonté, R. “Globalization and health promotion: The evidence challenge”, McQueen, DV. and Jones, CM. (eds.). Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness, New York: Springer. pp.181-200. 2007.

Labonté, R. “Health promotion, globalization and health”, Douglas, J., Earle, S., Handsley, S., Lloyd, C. and Spurr, S. (eds.). Challenge and Controversy in Promoting Public Health: A Reader, London: Sage. pp.182-191. 2007.

Labonté, R. “Introduction to Part III. Colonising Places: Public health and globalisation”, in Green, J. and Labonté, R. (eds.). Critical Perspectives in Public Health, London: Routledge. pp.136-149. 2007.Labonté, R. “Introduction to Part III. Colonising Places: Public health and globalisation”, in Green, J. and Labonté, R. (eds.). Critical Perspectives in Public Health, London: Routledge. pp.136-149. 2007.

Labonté, R. “Promoting Health in a Globalizing World: The Biggest Challenge of All?”, O’Neill, M., Pederson, A., Rootman, I., et al. (eds.). Health Promotion in Canada, Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press. pp.207-21. 2007.

Labonté, R. “The Global Health Watch 2 report: holding the social and economic causes of health Inequities to account”, BMJ 337:a2144, 2008.

Labonté, R. « Promouvoir la santé à l’heure de la mondialisation: le plus grand de tous les défis? », O’Neill, M., Pederson, A., Rootman, I., et al. (eds.). Promotion de la santé au Canada et au Québec, perspectives critiques,  Laval : Les Presses de l’Universite Laval. pp.285-303. 2006.

Labonté, R. and Lamarre, M-C. “Du marché mondial au village planétaire: libre-échange santé et Organisation mondiale du commerce”, International Journal of Health Promotion and Education XI(1):31-39. 2003; reprinted in Santé Publique 15(3): 267-78.

Labonté, R. and Laverack, G. Health Promotion in Action: From Local to Global Empowerment, London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2008.

Labonté, R. and O’Manique, C. “Letter: Rethinking RED Still Important”, The Lancet 373, 2008.

Labonté, R. and Schrecker, T. “Foreign Policy Matters: The Case of the G8 and Population Health”, Bulletin of the World Health Organization 85:185-91. 2007.

Labonté, R. and Schrecker, T. “Re: For a few trillion dollars more?”BMJe . March 2005.

Labonté, R. and Schrecker, T., and Sen Gupta, A. “A global health equity agenda for the G8” BMJ 330: 330-336. 2005.

Labonté, R. and Spiegel, J. “Setting global health research priorities”, British Medical Journal 326:722-23. 2003.

Labonté, R. and T. Schrecker, The G8, Africa and Global Health: A Platform for Global Health Equity for the 2005 Summit, London: Nuffield Trust. 2005. ISBN I-905030-03-7.

Labonté, R. and Torgerson, R. “Interrogating globalisation, health and development: towards a comprehensive framework for research, policy and political action”, in Green, J. and Labonté, R. (eds.). Critical Perspectives in Public Health, London: Routledge. pp.162-179. 2007.

Labonté, R., Sanders, D. and Schrecker, T. “Health and development: How are the G7/G8 doing?” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 56(5): 322-3. 2002.

Labonté, R., Sanders, D., Baum, F. et al Aplicación, efectividad y context político de la atención primaria integral de salud: resultados preliminares de una revisión de la literatura mundial, Rev. Gerenc. Polit. Salud, Bogotá (Colombia), 8 (16): 14-29, enero-junio de 2009.

Labonté, R., Sanger, M., Muhajarine, N. and Abonyi, S. “Mondialisation et Santé: opportunités, risques et inequiétudes”, Rainhorn, J-D. and Burnier, M-J. (eds.). La santé au risque du marché: Incertitudes a l’aube du XXIe siècle (Globalization, Health and the New Trade and Investment Liberalization Regime: Risks, Benefits and Opportunities), Les Nouveaux Cahiers d’Institut Universitaire d’Études du Développement Paris: Presses Universitaires de France and Geneva: IUED. pp.249-66. 2001.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T. and McCoy, D. “The G8 and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Fine Words and Fatal Indifference”, Hubbard, G. and Miller, D. (eds.).  The Arguments against G8, London: Pluto Press. pp.182-197. 2005.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Sanders, D., Meeus, W. Fatal Indifference:  The G8 and Global Health. Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press/IDRC Books. 2004.

Labonté, R., Schrecker, T., Sen Gupta, A. Health for Some: Death, Disease and Disparity in a Globalizing World, Toronto: Centre for Social Justice. 2005.

Labonté, R., Sen Gupta, A. and Schrecker, T. “Health for all in the borderless world?”, PHM, Medact and GEGA. (eds.). Global Health Watch 2005-2006An Alternative World Health Report, London: Zed Books. pp.11-52. 2005.

Labonté, R. and Schrecker, T. “Committed to health for all? How the G7/8 rate”, in Kirton, JJ. (ed.). Global Health, UK: Ashgate Publishing. pp.499-514. April 2009.

McCoy, D., Narayan, R., Baum, F., Sanders, D., Serag, H., Salvage, J., Rowson, M., Schrecker, T., Woodward, D., Labonté, R., Sengupta, A., Qizphe, A. and Schuftan, C. “A new Director General for WHO – an opportunity for bold and inspirational leadership”, The Lancet. October 24, 2006.

McCoy, D., Narayan, R., Baum, F., Sanders, D., Serag. H., Salvage, J., Rowson, M. Schrecker, T., Woodward, D., Labonté, R., Sengupta, A., Quizphe, A. and Schuftan, C. “A new Director-General for WHO: an opportunity for bold and inspirational leadership”, The Lancet (online), October 24, 69570-6. 2006.mala, S. (eds.). Globalization and Health, Oxford University Press. pp.284-310. 2006.

O’Manique, C. and Labonté, R. “Rethinking (Product) RED” The Lancet 371:1561-63, 2008.

Schrecker, T. and Labonté, R. “What’s Politics Got to Do With It?   Health, the G8, and the Global Economy”, Kawachi, I. and Wamala, S. (eds.). Globalization and Health, Oxford University Press. pp.284-310. 2006.

Schrecker, T., Labonté, R. and De Vogli, R. “Globalisation and health: the need for a global vision”, The Lancet 372(9650):1670-1676, 2008.

Schrecker, T., Labonté, R. and Sanders, D. “Breaking Faith with Africa: The G8 and population health post-Gleneagles”, Cooper, AF., Kirton, JJ. and Schrecker, T. (eds.). Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation, Aldershot: Ashgate (Global Governance Series). pp.181-206. 2007.

Spiegel, J., Labonté, R. and Ostry, A. “Understanding “globalization” as a determinant of health determinants: A critical perspective” International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 10:360-67. 2004.

Spiegel, J., Labonté, R., Hatcher-Roberts, J., Girard, J. and Neufeld, V. “Tackling the ‘10-90 gap’: a Canadian report”, The Lancet (Letter) 362 (9387):917-8. Sept 13. 2003.

Woodward, D. and Labonté, R. “Reducing poverty sustainably, in a carbon-constrained world”, The Lancet 372:186-188, 2008.