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Politics & Population Health - Dr George Kentas, Assc Prof. of Int. Politics | MC SO1E5

September 27, 2021 Andreas Samoutis Season 1 Episode 5
Med Conceptions
Politics & Population Health - Dr George Kentas, Assc Prof. of Int. Politics | MC SO1E5
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Why should I care about Politics? Can we cure Corruption? Are we heading towards Anarchy? 

In this episode, Dr George Kentas an Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance talks about the relationship between Politics and Population Health through examples such as the 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus and the poor health of the German population before both WW’s. He explains how and why societies become corrupted & polarised and what methods they can use to cure themselves. He answers the question "Should the health records of presidents be publicly shared? And explores if societies are heading towards Anarchy?

Dr Giorgos Kentas (PhD Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 2009) is Associate Professor of International Politics and Governance at the University of Nicosia and Director of a Graduate Program in Public Administration. His research interests focus on strategic governance, strategic management, European governance and politics, theories of politics and governance, conflict management. He published in peer-reviewed journals and written and/or co-authored several books.

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Books Mentioned: 
"The Hubris Syndrome: Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power"- David Owen
"In Sickness and in Power" - David Owen

00:00 Intro

1:13 Studying Politics 

5:25 How Politics Influences Population Health

9:00 1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

14:29 Vaccine Politics (using peoples health to make a political decision)

17:50 Healthcare and politics in Germany during the world wars

19:30 Healthy societies are more stable

20:00 How Population and Political leaders Health influences politics

23:50 Corruption and its cure

33:20 Why do societies become polarised?

37:50 Are societies heading towards Anarchy?

44:20 Do you agree that talented people aren’t getting into politics?

46:20 Personal Questions

49:00 Hubris Syndrome

50:00 Personal Questions

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Intro
Studying Politics
How Politics Influences Population Health
1974 Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
Vaccine Politics (using peoples health to make a political decision)
Healthcare and politics in Germany during the world wars
Healthy societies are more stable
How Population and Political leaders Health influences politics
Corruption and its cure
Why do societies become polarised?
Are societies heading towards Anarchy?
Do you agree that talented people aren’t getting into politics?
Personal Questions
Hubris Syndrome
Personal Questions