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    DescriptionInternational responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right all demonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the way we think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite a growing interest in the relationship between health and international relations there has yet to be a systematic study of the links between them. Global Health Issues aims to fill this gap -- ultimately showing how world politics can be good, or bad, for your health. This book calls for a more nuanced understanding of the nature of the current global health crisis and the political dilemmas faced by those responsible for the development and implementation of responses to it. By charting these debates and showing how they shape the way actors think about key issues relating to health, such as people movement; infectious disease; the business of health; and the consequences of war; this volume provides an innovative and comprehensive introduction to health and international relations for students of global politics, health studies and related disciplines.


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    Title
    The Global Politics of Health
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sara Davies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 161 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 498 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780745640419
    ISBN 10: 0745640419
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPS, MBN
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    DC22: 362.1
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, MED035000
    LC classification: JZ
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/MEDTAS
    Thema V1.0: JPS, MBP
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Polity Press
    Imprint name
    Polity Press
    Publication date
    08 February 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Sara Davies is Lecturer in International Studies in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at Queensland University of Technology.
    Review quote
    "[Davies] draws skilfully on a variety of literatures...to map the political dimensions of global public health, and pinpoints precisely the disquieting conclusions that result from such an exercise." Network "Health is now a political issue on a global scale. Sara Davies' excellent book allows us to understand the tensions created by this development and is essential reading for students and scholars of International Relations." Colin Innes, Director of Centre for Health and International Relations, Aberystwyth University "Davies' book is an informative, comprehensive and deep examination of the relationship between politics and health." Jillian Clare-Kohler, University of Toronto "The discussion of global health as an issue of 'high politics' has never been more salient. Sara Davies' excellent book makes an important and insightful contribution to the intensifying debates over 'health security' and global health governance. Essential reading for scholars, policymakers and students alike." Andrew Price-Smith, The Colorado College and author of Contagion and Chaos and The Health of Nations.
    Back cover copy
    International responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right all demonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the way we think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite a growing interest in the relationship between health and international relations there has yet to be a systematic study of the links between them. " Global Politics of Health" aims to fill this gap - ultimately showing how world politics can be good, or bad, for your health.This book calls for a more nuanced understanding of the nature of the current global health crisis and the political dilemmas faced by those responsible for the development and implementation of responses to it. By charting these debates and showing how they shape the way actors think about key issues relating to health, such as people movement, infectious disease, the business of health, and the consequences of war, this volume provides an innovative and comprehensive introduction to health and international relations for students of global politics, health studies and related disciplines.
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Chapter One: Contribution of International Relations to the evolving international health agenda Chapter Two: Global Health Actors Chapter Three: Health as a Human Right Chapter Four: Cross Border Migration Chapter Five: Armed Conflict and Health Chapter Six: Infectious Disease Chapter Seven: Health as a Business Conclusion References