Global Politics of Health / Edition 1

Global Politics of Health / Edition 1

by Sara Davies
     
 

International responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right all demonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the way we think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite a growing interest in the relationship between health and international relations there has yet to be a systematic

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International responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right all demonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the way we think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite a growing interest in the relationship between health and international relations there has yet to be a systematic study of the links between them. Global Politics of Health aims to fill this gap - ultimately showing how world politics can be good, or bad, for your health.

This book calls for a more nuanced understanding of the nature of the current global health crisis and the political dilemmas faced by those responsible for the development and implementation of responses to it. By charting these debates and showing how they shape the way actors think about key issues relating to health, such as people movement, infectious disease, the business of health, and the consequences of war, this volume provides an innovative and comprehensive introduction to health and international relations for students of global politics, health studies and related disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745640426
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/08/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
905,796
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi

Abbreviations viii

Introduction 1

1 Understanding the Global Politics of Health 9

2 Global Health Actors 31

3 Health as a Human Right 62

4 Cross-Border Migration 87

5 Armed Conflict and Health 105

6 Infectious Disease 133

7 Health as a Business 157

Conclusion 187

Notes 191

References 198

Index 234

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