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Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security

Edited by: Simon Rushton , Jeremy Youde

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  August  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415645478
eBook ISBN: 9780203078563
Adobe ISBN: 9781136155574

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Book description

This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.

Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become a prominent and rapidly growing field of research. Ongoing debates question whether health and security should be linked; which (if any) health issues should be treated as security threats; what should be done to address health security threats; and the positive and negative consequences of ‘securitizing’ health. In academic and policy terms, the health security field is a timely and dynamic one and this handbook will be the first work comprehensively to address this agenda.

Bringing together the leading experts and commentators on health security issues from across the world, the volume comprises original and cutting-edge essays addressing the key issues in the field and also highlighting currently neglected avenues for future research. The book intends to provide an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the key topics and debates and is organised into four key parts:

  • Health Securities: the fundamental conceptual issues, historical links between health and security and the various ways of conceptualising health as a security issue
  • Threats: those health issues which have been most frequently discussed in security terms
  • Responses: the wide range of contemporary security-driven responses to health threats
  • Controversies: the securitization of health, its impact on rights and justice and the potential distortion of the global health agenda

This book will be of great interest to students of global health security, public health, critical security studies, and International Relations in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Many Meanings of Health Security Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Inventing Global Health Security, 1994–2005 Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Health and Human Security Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gender, Health, and Security Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Politics of Health Security Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Medicalization of Insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Pandemics and Security Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Emerging Infections Download PDF
Chapter  10:  AIDS as a Security Threat Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Life Science Research as a Security Risk Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Conflict, Instability, and Health Security Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Health Security and Environmental Change Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Malaria and Security Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Noncommunicable Disease as a Security Issue Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Health, Security, and Diplomacy in Historical Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Preparedness and Resilience in Public Health Emergencies Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Medical Countermeasures and Security Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Internet Surveillance and Disease Outbreaks Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Making the International Health Regulations Matter Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Biosecurity Education for Life Scientists Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Health Security and Foreign Policy Download PDF
Chapter  24:  NGOs and Health Security Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Health Security and/or Human Rights? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Reevaluating Health Security from a Cosmopolitan Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Indonesia, Power Asymmetry, and Pandemic Risk Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Health Security and the Distortion of the Global Health Agenda Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Whose Interests is the Securitization of Health Serving? Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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