1st Edition

Justice in Global Health New Perspectives and Current Issues

Edited By Himani Bhakuni, Lucas Miotto Copyright 2024
    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    Rather than making another attempt at proposing a single and unifying theory of global health justice, this timely collection brings together, instead, scholars from a range of traditions to frame the issue more broadly, highlighting not only different perspectives but also key topics and debates.

    The volume features chapters that offer both new theoretical approaches to global health justice, as well as fresh takes on existing frameworks. Others adopt a bottom-up approach to tackle specific problems, including the sexual rights of children and adolescents, artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, framing of neglected tropical diseases, securitization of health, and trademarks in global health. Brought together within one volume, the breadth of these chapters provides a unique and enlightening contribution to the wider Global Health field.

    This important volume will be a fascinating read for students and researchers across Global Health, Bioethics, Political Philosophy, and Global Development.

    Introduction: Justice in Global Health
    Himani Bhakuni and Lucas Miotto

    Part I. Citizenship, Power, and Relational Justice

    Chapter 1. World Citizenship and Global Health

    Xuanpu Zhuang 

    Chapter 2. AI-DSS in Healthcare and Their Power over Health Insecure Collectives

    Nils Freyer and Hendrik Kempt 

     Part II. Responsibility for Justice: Law, Civil Society, and the Private Sector

    Chapter 3. Everything is unconstitutional: contesting structural violence in health systems with legal mobilisation

    Luciano Bottini Filho

    Chapter 4 Framing Noma: Human Rights and Neglected Tropical Diseases as Paths for Advocacy

    Alice Trotter and Ioana Cismas

    Chapter 5. Trade Marks and the Right to Health: A Growing Tension

    Alvaro Fernandez-Mora

    Part III. Sexual Rights and Reproductive Justice

    Chapter 6. The Capability Approach and the Sexual Rights of Children and Adolescents

    Gottfried Schweiger 

    Chapter 7. Reproductive Justice and Ethics of Consent in Assisted Living for Disabled People: A Critical Reflection for Socio-Legal Policies in India

    Keerty Nakray 

    Part IV. Health Governance, Security, and Transitions

    Chapter 8. Justice in Global Health Governance: The Role of Enforcement

    Daniel Weissglass 

    Chapter 9. The Ethical Issues Raised by the Securitization of Health

    Ryoa Chung and Joanne Liu

    Chapter 10. Transitional Health Justice

    Himani Bhakuni and Lucas Miotto 

    Part V. Global Health Justice: New Frames, New Approaches

    Chapter 11. Redistribution and Recognition in the Pursuit of Health Justice: An Application of Nancy Fraser’s Framework

    Erika Blacksher 

    Chapter 12. Beyond Egalitarianism: A Confucian Approach to Justice in Global Health Justice

    Man-to Tang 

    Chapter 13. What do we want from a theory of global health justice?

    Sridhar Venkatapuram 


    Himani Bhakuni is a Lecturer at York Law School, United Kingdom. Before that, she was the Assistant Professor of Justice in Global Health Research at University Medical Center, Utrecht University. She primarily works on issues within global health and human rights, particularly on questions surrounding justice, reparations, and global health law.

    Lucas Miotto is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Surrey and a core member of the Surrey Centre for Law and Philosophy. He works at the intersection between legal, moral, and political philosophy, dealing with questions about coercion, manipulation, wrongful interference, and forms of just governance.