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    DescriptionThe 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 the implications stemming from the erosions of its own capacity, as well as those stemming from their changing relationship both nationally as well as internationally. Across the developing world, HIV/AIDS is slowly killing adults in their most productive years, hollowing out state-structures, deepening poverty, reversing achievements in education, lowering productivity, weakening intergenerational formation, and changing the composition of families. Clearly, in terms of its trajectory and impact, the epidemic raises 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 anywhere in the developing world, this volume assesses how HIV/AIDS affects governance, and conversely how governance affects the course of the epidemic. This title employs a compelling analytical and polemic framework for mapping the multiple dynamic mechanisms of governance and HIV/AIDS. It brings together contributions from renowned international scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is an innovative text drawing on comprehensive as well as detailed perspectives on the roles of actors, institutions and structures. It offers an incisive study of a global plague which threatens existing social, economic and human interrelations. The specific dynamics and mechanisms for how HIV/AIDS impacts on actors, institutions or frameworks, as well as how their responses and changes affect the epidemic, require the careful judgment and analysis of the contributors. The authors offer their informed views on factors that have been conducive as well as constraining in actors to respond, which allows for a comprehensive picture of the 'politics of reform' as well as 'effective practices'.

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    AIDS and Governance
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    Edited by Nana K. Poku, Edited by Alan Whiteside, Edited by Bjorg Sandkjaer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754645818
    ISBN 10: 0754645819

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    1, New edition
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    New edition
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    Ashgate Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Ashgate Publishing Limited
    Publication date
    30 June 2007
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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.
    Table of contents
    Contents: Contents: Preface: 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, Tony Barnett; The impact of AIDS/HIV on the education sector, 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.