Theodore R. Marmor, Ph.D.

Theodore R. Marmor, Ph.D.optional caption

Professor, Public Policy and Managment
School of Management
Professor, Department of Political Science and
Institute for Social Policy Studies


School of Managment
Political Science

Theodore R. Marmor continues his work on the politics of the contemporary welfare state. His policy concentration has been medical care and health, particularly in North America, within a comparative framework. He focuses on the way financing and resource allocation in medicine is affected by ideological and material issues, and, at the same time, on the divergence between the mediagenic politics of medical care and the dispersed politics of the varied policies affecting the health status of modern societies.

Select Publications

"Understanding Social Insurance: Fairness, Affordability, And The 'Modernization' Of Social Security And Medicare" (with J. Mashaw), Health Affairs, March 26, 2006

"Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care" (with R. Freeman and K.G.H. Okma), Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Vol. 7, No. 4, December 2005

"At Home Abroad: The Presidential Election of 2004, the Politics of American Social Policy, and What European Readers Might Make of these Subjects," eds. M. Powell, L. Bauld, and K. Clarke, Social Policy Review 17, 2005

Fads in Medical Care Management and Policy, Fads and Fashions in Medical Care Policy and Politics, Rock Carling Lecture, London , TSO for The Nuffield Trust, 2004

"The US Medicare Programme in Political Flux," British Journal of Health Care Management, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2004

"Medicare Reform: Fact, Fiction and Foolishness" (with J. S. Hacker), Public Policy and Aging Report, Vol.13, No. 4, 2004

"National Values, Institutions and Health Policies: What Do They Imply for Medicare Reform?" (with K.G.H. Okma and S. R. Latham), Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada Discussion Paper No. 5, July 2002

"Comparative Politics and Health Policy: A Review Essay," American Political Science Review, Vol. 96, No. 1, March 2002

"Fads and Fashions in Medical Care Policy and Politics," Rock Carling Lecture, The Nuffield Trust, December 2001

The Politics of Medicare, 2nd Edition , Aldine de Gruyter, 2000