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African State and the AIDS Crisis

African State and the AIDS Crisis

by Amy S. Patterson


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African State and the AIDS Crisis

In this collection of 11 articles, contributors respond to charges that African states are not responding adequately nor appropriately to the AIDS crisis. Showing that the primary problems with responses are limited resources, weak institutions, and a lack of power in the international system, contributors also describe ideological obstacles to effective policy-making, such as patriarchy, patterns of mobilization within the political culture, NGOs in Zimbabwe, international donors in Ghana, the economic, social and political drivers of Swaziland and South Africa, personalist regimes in Uganda, the effects of recent international policies, intellectual property as it pertains to AIDS pharmaceutical patents, and the possibility of consolidating response and preparing for the future. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754639671
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Series: Global Health Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: the African State and the AIDS crisis, Amy S. Patterson; AIDS and patriarchy: ideological obstacles to effective policy making, Patricia Siplon; Patterns of mobilization: political culture in the fight against AIDS, Fred Eboko, translated by Babacar Mbengue; AIDS, politics, and NGOs in Zimbabwe, Jake Batsell; AIDS, democracy, and international donors in Ghana, Amy S. Patterson and Bernard Haven; The economic, social, and political drivers of the AIDS epidemic in Swaziland: a case study, Alan Whiteside; The more things change: AIDS and the state in South Africa, 1987-2003, Patrick Furlong and Karen Ball; Personalist regimes and the insecurity dilemma: Prioritizing AIDS as a national security threat in Uganda, Robert L. Ostergard, Jr and Crystal Barcelo; Weak and ineffective? African states and recent international AIDS policies, Amy S. Patterson and David Cieminis; AIDS, pharmaceutical patents, and the African state: reorienting the global governance of intellectual property, Debora Halbert and Christopher May; Pursuing African AIDS governance: consolidating the response and preparing for the future, Maite Irurzun-Lopez and Nana Poku; Index.

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