AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Disease and Globalization / Edition 2

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First published in 2002, AIDS in the Twenty-First Century met with widespread praise from researchers and policy makers. This edition is fully revised to take account of the latest facts and developments in the field. All statistics and evidence have been updated and their meanings reconsidered. Latest developments in vaccines, anti-retroviral treatments and microbicides are discussed along with information about the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"A unique and important book. It is accessible, innovative and far-sighted. This is the most important recent book to understand the longterm consequences of AIDS in Africa."--Peter Piot, Executive Director UNAIDS

"Literally dozens of potential research questions emerge from almost every chapter. This book ought to be at the side of any social scientist wanting to conduct systematic work on HIV/AIDS."--Dr Robert Mattes, Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Cape Town, Journal of South African Studies

"The foundation text for postgraduate courses on AIDS and development, AIDS and politics and so on... the best reference book for those who are - or should be - grappling with the implications of AIDS in development planning, business and public affairs."--Alex de Waal, London Review of Books

"The single best introduction to the global pandemic and its consequences. It is clear, thorough, and authoritative. ...this is a must-read for policy-makers, scientists, and the general public."--Craig Calhoun, President, Social Science Research Council

"A powerful book which needs to be read by all senior African politicians and policy makers. It is honest about the scale of the pandemic and the problems we face in addressing it but there is a real message of hope. We can beat this disease."--KY Amoako, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

"The book presents important ideas and presents eloquently and thoroughly the arguments of emerging thinking around the impact of the disease on society."-- African Security Review

"This is an outstandingly written book with a wealth of information that makes it priority reading for policy makers, students, and anyone who is concerned about or studying the relationship between poverty, inequality, and infectious diseases. A highly recommended book for all libraries."--H.Robert Malinowsky, AIDS Book Review Journal

"This book should be read by every businessman, not only in Africa, throughout the world - because it uncovers in new and more meaningful ways the terrifying global, social and economic impact of HIV/AIDS...[It] breaks fresh ground by offering solid reasoning why the conventional wisdom that relates wealth and poverty to the extremes of HIV/AIDS prevalence needs to be revisited."--African Business

"Even the most casual reader will be struck by the global tragedy of AIDS."-- Harold W. Jaffe, New England Journal of Medicine

"The book is a very rich resource - a 'must read' for students, HIV/AIDS activists, social science researchers, public health experts, policy makers and programmers."--Oluwole Odutolu, International Journal of Health Planning and Management

"This is an important and wide-ranging book which fills a series of gaps in current understandings of the origin and impact of HIV/AIDS."--Catherine Campbell, Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science, Development in Practice

"AIDS in the Twenty-First Century explains the background to the epidemic, and explores why Africa has been hit so hard and why some countries have been hit harder than others. Reading this book will shock you into an understanding of the long - perhaps century-long - impact we are all going to feel from this disease."--New Agriculturist On-line

"Aimed at a general audience, this is a valuable and well-written addition to the literature on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, commonly dominated by biomedical and epidemiological perspectives."--John Bongaarts and Geoffrey McNicoll, Population and Development Review

"This book needs and deserves to be read. Unlike some writers on AIDS, who appeal emotively to compassion and a sense of injustice, Barnett and Whiteside explicitly address the reader's pragmatism, self-interest and capacity to reason. Somehow, this makes the book's underlying humanity and call to action all the more compelling. If it is read and acted upon, as the authors hope, AIDS would still change history, but perhaps for the better."--Vicki Luker, Papua New Guinea Medical Journal

"Economists Tony Barnett and Alan Whiteside's AIDS in the Twenty-First Century: Disease and Globalization provides impressively comprehensive coverage of the social and economic roots and likely impacts of HIV/AIDS."--Michael J. Selgelid, Developing World Bioethics

"Barnett and Whiteside have constructed a monumental book . . . It wrestles with complex moral dilemmas such as how we define our responsibilities to others, as well as providing a wealth of informative graphs and tables that nail down the statistics and trends behind HIV/AIDS...the book is a very valuable resource. Stylistically easy to read, it provides clear, sharp and incisive commentary on the unfolding epidemic. It can be used as a reference book for both novices in the HIV/AIDS field and those who need quick access to a range of studies and statistics."--Kerry Cullinan, Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403997685
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Meet the Author

TONY BARNETT is ESRC Professorial Research Fellow at the Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics, and a Co-Director of the Mackinder Centre for the Study of Long Wave Events. ALAN WHITESIDE University of Natal (now ), South Africa. He is a Professor, Director, and Founder of the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Table of Contents

• Disease and Denial
• The Disease and its Epidemiology
• Epidemic Roots
• Case Studies
• Is Africa Exceptional?
• Introduction to Impact
• Individuals, Households and Communities
• Dependants: Orphans and the Elderly
• Rural livelihoods and Agriculture
• Private Sector Impact
• Development and Economic Growth
• Government, Governance and Security
• Strategies, Tactics and Timing
• Globalisation and Inequality

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