Chronicles the expanding global effort to confront public health challenges.
Since the year 2000, unprecedented resources have been committed to the complex challenge of developing global public health solutions by national governments, multilateral organizations, and civil society groups. This vast global movement is one of the most remarkable political phenomena of twenty-first-century international relationsbut is it working? In The Rise of Global Health, Joshua K. Leon argues against the conventional wisdom, which argues that collective action on development issuesincluding controversial increases in foreign aidis too inherently inefficient to succeed. Leon shows that public action on a global level can successfully pursue health equality. Often at the behest of grassroots activists, these disparate groups of actors are cooperating more than ever with the aim of improving our human potential through better health. Though operating at cross purposes with unequal trade agreements and other factors within the global economy harming the Global South, we learn something surprising about global health governanceit is evolving in ways more efficient than we think.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Joshua K. Leon is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College.
Table of Contents
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List of Abbreviations
1. The Rise of Regime Complex for Global Health
2. Specialization Among States: Finding Roles, Narrowing Priorities
3. Multilateral Specialization: Institutional Roles amidst Emergent Regime Density
4. Non-State Actors: Community Engagement and Privatized Specialization
5. Conclusion: Problems and Prospects for Global Health Governance
Appendix: Aid Priorities Among DAC Bilateral Donors