Global Health Governance

Global Health Governance

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In recent years the spread of diseases such as AIDS, SARS and avianflu has pushed health issues towards the top of the internationalagenda. Such outbreaks have serious political, economic, and socialconsequences and remind the world of the necessity of globalcooperation in order to deal effectively with the challenges theypose.

Global Health Governance offers a comprehensive introductionto the changing international legal environment, the governmentaland non-governmental actors involved with health issues, and thecurrent regime's ability to adapt to new crises. Part 1focuses on the evolution of international regulations aimed atstopping the spread of health problems across borders. Over thelast 150 years, the nature of such cooperation, the motivations ofthe parties involved, and the diseases covered, has changedradically. Part 2 examines some of the most prominent actors inglobal health governance today, ranging from traditionalintergovernmental organizations, such as the WHO and the WorldBank, to private philanthropic organizations that exist outsideregular global governance structures. Part 3 concentrates on someof the most pressing issues facing global health governance today, including access to pharmaceuticals, the costs and benefits ofmaking health a security issue, and the role of civil societyorganizations.

Global Health Governance provides an accessible andinsightful analysis of an evolving realm of global governance andcooperation. It will appeal to students of global health politics, global governance, international organization, and human security.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 16mm | 399.16g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 074565309X
  • 9780745653099
  • 1,042,119

Table of contents

List of Acronyms vi List of Figures and Tables viii Acknowledgements ix Introduction 1 Part I History 11 1 Early International Health Governance Efforts 13 Part II Actors 27 2 The World Health Organization 29 3 The World Bank 46 4 UNAIDS and the Global Fund 63 5 Private Actors 82 6 Civil Society Organizations 99 Part III Key Issues 115 7 The Global Infectious Disease Surveillance Regime 117 8 Framing Health Security 132 9 Access to Pharmaceuticals 144 Conclusion 157 Notes 164 Bibliography 166 Index 184
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"An accessible and clearly written introduction to the subject."LSE Politics Blog"In an era of increasing integration, the challenge of governing global health could not be more pressing. Scholars and policy analysts alike require a clear framework for understanding the complex web of actors and interests in this arena. Jeremy Youde's Global Health Governance offers a critical resource for making sense of past, present, and future developments."Evan S. Lieberman, Princeton University"This book will become an important reference for scholars and practitioners engaged in global governance and public health. Accessible and interesting to the non-expert, Global Health Governance draws on an impressive range of examples in order to demonstrate why today 'health has assumed a prominent place on the international agenda.'"Kim Yi Donne, Texas A&M University"Provides a very useful and accessible introduction to some of the key actors and issues in contemporary global health governance. Does a good job of setting GHG in historical context, showing the ways in which the field has changed in recent years and the impact of the entrance of a variety of new actors."Simon Rushton, Aberystwyth University, Wales
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"An accessible and clearly written introduction to the subject." LSE Politics Blog "In an era of increasing integration, the challenge of governing global health could not be more pressing. Scholars and policy analysts alike require a clear framework for understanding the complex web of actors and interests in this arena. Jeremy Youde's Global Health Governance offers a critical resource for making sense of past, present, and future developments." Evan S. Lieberman, Princeton University "This book will become an important reference for scholars and practitioners engaged in global governance and public health. Accessible and interesting to the non-expert, Global Health Governance draws on an impressive range of examples in order to demonstrate why today 'health has assumed a prominent place on the international agenda.'" Kim Yi Donne, Texas A&M University "Provides a very useful and accessible introduction to some of the key actors and issues in contemporary global health governance. Does a good job of setting GHG in historical context, showing the ways in which the field has changed in recent years and the impact of the entrance of a variety of new actors." Simon Rushton, Aberystwyth University, Wales
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About Jeremy R. Youde

Jeremy Youde is assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
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