Health as International Politics: Combating Communicable Diseases in the Baltic Sea Region, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Health as International Politics

Combating Communicable Diseases in the Baltic Sea Region, 1st Edition

By Geir Hønneland


129 pages

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In recent years, health has become a pressing issue in international politics - a development which has been reflected in the growth of academic literature on the subject. The emergence of new (and re-emergence of old) infectious diseases since the early 1990s has attracted scholarly interest from various fields of investigation. At the same time, in a European context, the dramatic rise in tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in some former East Bloc countries has been a cause of particular concern. This timely work provides a detailed account of how the states around the Baltic Sea have met the challenge of communicable diseases and used health issues as an instrument in their foreign policy more widely.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Establishment and organization of the Task Force; Western vs. post-Soviet medicine; Impact in the post-Soviet area; Conclusions; Appendix I: list of interviewees; References; Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General