Joseph Harris | Asst. Professor - Sociology - Boston University | Joseph Harris's publications, articles, books and reviews
Collection of Publications by Joseph Harris, including articles, books, reviews and reports
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Achieving Access: Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism

(Cornell University Press, 2017)

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The Sociology of Global Health: A Literature Review

Sociology of Development. Forthcoming. (with Alexandre White)

“Professional Movements” and the Expansion of Access to Healthcare in the Industrializing World

Sociology of Development. (3)3: 252-72.

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‘Developmental Capture’ of the State: Explaining Thailand’s Universal Coverage Policy

Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 40(1): 165-93.

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Moving Towards Universal Health Coverage: Lessons from 11 Country Studies

The Lancet. 387: 811-16. (multiple co-authors, second author).

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Political Repression, Civil Society, and the Politics of Responding to HIV/AIDS in the BRICS Nations

Health Policy and Planning (with Ed Gomez).

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Who Governs? Autonomous Political Networks as a Challenge to Power in Thailand

Journal of Contemporary Asia.  45(1): 3-25.

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Uneven Inclusion: Consequences of Universal Healthcare in Thailand

Citizenship Studies. Vol. 17(1): 111-27.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Post-Conflict Capacity Building: Practicable Lessons from East Timor

Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. (with Reyko Huang). Vol. 2 (3), 2006.

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Socio-Economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

By Shirley Sun. Contemporary Sociology. Forthcoming

Coalitions of the Well-Being: How Electoral Rules and Ethnic Politics Shape Health Policy in Developing Countries

By Joel Selway. Journal of Contemporary Asia.

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Heart-Sick: The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

By Janet Shim. Contemporary Sociology. 2015

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Other Reports and Publications

Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Washington: World Bank. 2014. (with A Maeda, E Araujo, C Cashin, N Ikegami and M Reich.)

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Chapter on Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology

(textbook) Contributor, Ed. George Ritzer, Sage Publications. 2013.

In Perspective: The Health Care Reform

Bangkok Post. 5 January 2010.

Weak and Fragile States Working Group Report

Co-Authored with Princeton University Policy Workshop, December 2004.

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in the Capacity Development Process

Co-produced with Reyko Huang. UNDP East Timor, May 2004.

UNDP Strategy for Strengthening the Public Service

UNDP East Timor, December 2003. Primary Committee Writer.

Manuscripts in Progress

The Expansion of Healthcare Coverage and Implications for New Theories of the Developmental State


From Neoliberalism to Universalism: Explaining the Emergence of Universal Health Coverage as a Global Norm


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Distinguishing between Bureaucratic Autonomy and Developmental Capture of the State


American Medical Sociology and the Problems of Global Health


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