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Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health

Edited by: Richard Parker , Jonathan García

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138238596
eBook ISBN: 9781315297255
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315297255
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<P></P> <P>In the early twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage on the global scene, and health has been placed at the heart of our collective aspirations for human development and well-being. But significant debate exists not only about the causes, but also about the possible solutions for nearly all of the most important global health challenges.</P> <P>Competing visions of the values and perspectives that should underlie global health policies have emerged, ranging from an emphasis on cost eff ectiveness and resource constraints on one extreme, to new calls for health and human rights, and renewed calls for health and social justice on the other. The role of different intergovernmental agencies, bilateral or unilateral donors, public or private institutions and initiatives, has increasingly been called into question, whilst the spread of neoliberal policies and programmes, and existing international trade regimes and intellectual property rights, are deeply implicated in relation to global health responses.</P> <P>This volume critically evaluates how the global health industry has evolved and how the interests of diverse political and economic stakeholders are shaping the context of a rapidly changing institutional landscape. Bringing together leading authors from across the world, the Handbook?s eight sections explore:</P> <P>? Critical perspectives on global health</P> <P>? Globalisation, neoliberalism, and health systems</P> <P>? The changing shape of global health governance</P> <P>? Development assistance and the politics of global health</P> <P>? Scale-up, scale-down, and the sustainability of global health programmes</P> <P>? Intellectual property rights, trade relations, and global health</P> <P>? Humanitarian emergencies and global health politics</P> <P>? Human rights, social justice, and global health</P> <P>The <I>Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health </I>addresses both the emerging issues and conceptualisations of the political strategies, policy-making processes, and global governance of global health, along with expanding upon and highlighting the critical priorities in this rapidly evolving field. It provides an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers working in or concerned with the politics of public health around the globe.</P> <P></P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Fault-lines in global health Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The right to health under capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  3:  South African AIDS activism Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Neglect in global health Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The politics of funding research in global health partnerships Download PDF
Chapter  6:  From global health to planetary and micro global health Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Boundaries of global health politics in the ‘fourth world’ Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Sabotaged bodies, sacrifice, and lost youth under punitive neoliberalism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  ‘Willingness to pay’ Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The politics of health systems strengthening Download PDF
Chapter  11:  National and subnational politics of health systems’ origins and change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Reforming the World Health Organization Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Health governance Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Learning from research on experiences of health diplomacy in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  15:  China’s role in global health governance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Aiming for synergies between global health security and global health equity, with help from a Framework Convention on Global Health Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Health and global governance Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Global health challenges in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Disrupting global health Download PDF
Chapter  20:  National influence in global health governance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The crossroads of development assistance and national development agendas in the countries of South Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  22:  On the life history of HIV interventions in India Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Scaling-up and losing the signal Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Brazil and the changing meanings of ‘universal access’ to antiretrovirals during the early twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  25:  ‘Ending AIDS’ or scaling down the HIV response? Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Enabling positive change Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The global politics of polio eradication Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Politics of access to medicines and human rights Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Trading away global health? Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Will the amendment to the TRIPS Agreement enhance access to medicines? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Taking on the challenge of implementing public health safeguards on the ground Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The politics of malnutrition Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Forced migration and health Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Geopolitics, political violence, and global health Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Sovereignty, development, and health Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Drone operators, terrorists, and the biopolitics of public health in the War on Terror Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The invisible reality of ‘chintar rog’ (a life of chronic worry) Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Salmon, fire, and the environmental and political contexts of tribal health Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Research and sex work Download PDF
Chapter  40:  In pursuit of genomic justice Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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