Towards more comprehensive health law and policy research

Eleanor Brooks, Anniek de Ruijter

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


In this comment, and drawing on the papers in the special issue, we ask: what are the core questions for the future of research into health law and policy, and European health law and policy more specifically? We first sketch the general functions and values of health law and policy. We then outline how these functions and values are affected by globalisation and Europeanisation, on the one hand, and technological change and digitalisation, on the other. In light of these developments we carve out some questions for future research and the implications of this agenda for the academic community that is working on European health law and policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Economics, Policy and Law
Issue number1
Early online date28 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • European Union
  • health
  • law
  • policy
  • globalisation
  • digitalisation


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