AIDS and Governance

AIDS and Governance

Hardback Global Health

Edited by Professor Nana K. Poku, Edited by Alan W. Whiteside, Edited by Bjorg Sandkjaer, Series edited by Professor Nana K. Poku

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  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Format: Hardback | 222 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 235mm x 25mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 18 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Aldershot
  • ISBN 10: 0754645797
  • ISBN 13: 9780754645795
  • Edition: 1, New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition

Product description

The political impact of HIV/AIDS varies greatly and is difficult to map. States depend on how governments choose to manage the political implications of HIV and AIDS, both those stemming from the erosions of its own capacity as well as those that originate from their changing relationship on a national and international level. Across the developing world, HIV/AIDS is slowly killing adults in their most productive years, hollowing out state structures, deepening poverty and raising profound questions that touch on the organization of all aspects of social, economic and political life. With the epidemic showing scant signs of slowing down, this innovative volume assesses how HIV/AIDS affects governance and, conversely, how governance affects the course of the epidemic. In particular, the volume: *employs a compelling analytical and polemic framework for mapping the multiple dynamic mechanisms of governance and HIV/AIDS; *brings together contributions from renowned international scholars from a variety of disciplines; *draws on comprehensive and detailed perspectives of the roles of actors, institutions and structures; *provides an incisive study of a global plague which threatens existing social, economic and human interrelations.

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Author information

Nana K. Poku, John Ferguson Chair of African Studies at the Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford, Bradford, UK, Alan Whiteside, Director of the Health and Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa and Ms Bjorg Sandkjaer, Associate Demographer at the African Centre for Gender and Social Development, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Review quote

'This book provides extensive evidence and a useful collection of analyses across health, development and social science paradigms on the way the AIDS epidemic is affecting various aspects of governance. It provides a stimulating contribution to debates on the political dimensions of and interplay between the global, national and local responses to AIDS.' Dr Rene Loewenson, Director, Training and Research Support Centre, Zimbabwe

Table of contents

Contents: Foreword, His Excellency Kenneth Kaunda; Introduction, Nana K. Poku and Alan Whiteside. The Impact of AIDS on Governance: HIV/AIDS and the African state, Nana K. Poku and Bjorg Sandkjaer; HIV/AIDS: a long wave event: sundering the intergenerational bond, Tony Barnett; The impact of AIDS/HIV on the education sector: a conceptual framework and implications for research and policy, Ajay Mahal; AIDS and democracy in Africa, Kondwani Chirambo; HIV/AIDS and national security, Colin McInnes. Politics of Response: HIV/AIDS and development: failures of vision and imagination, Alan Whiteside; Taboos and denial in government responses, Dennis Altman; Syncretism and subversion in AIDS governance: how locals cope with global demands, Ann Swidler; The politics of civil society in confronting HIV/AIDS, Bill Rau; A case for improving the quality and quantity of AIDS financing, Nana K. Poku; HIV/AIDS and global regimes: WTO and the pharmaceutical industry, Yves Beigbeder; Comparing AIDS governance: a research agenda on responses to the AIDS epidemic, Per Strand; Regional responses to HIV/AIDS: a global public goods approach, Franklyn Lisk and Desmond Cohen; Index.