Series Editors: Nana K. Poku and Jane Freedman
Consultant: Jim Whitman
This timely series provides robust and multi-disciplinary assessments of the actors and dynamics shaping the health of humanity under globalized and still globalizing conditions. Books in the series come from a range of disciplinary perspectives in order to address the complex interactions of human and natural systems and the roles of governments and international organizations in protecting the health of their citizens.
The series welcomes full proposals, outlines and general queries on all themes and issues pertinent to global health. This includes medical, political, sociological and economic perspectives on health, health governance and health finance; poverty and insecurity; the prevention and treatment of important but under-researched diseases; gender and health; the implications of global pandemics; and the varieties and challenges posed by the growing, worldwide expectation of some form/degree of Universal Health Coverage.
Migrant Health and Resilience Transnational Competence in Conflict and Climate Displacement Situations
Illicit Medicines in the Global South Public Health Access and Pharmaceutical Regulation
The Politics of Surveillance and Response to Disease Outbreaks The New Frontier for States and Non-state Actors
The Political Economy of AIDS in Africa
Children and AIDS Sub-Saharan Africa
Informal Norms in Global Governance Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rules and Access to Medicines
The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents US Sectional Interests and the African Group at the WTO
Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control Interdisciplinary Perspectives
By Peter H. Koehn, Phyllis Bo-Yuen Ngai, Juha I. Uitto, Diana M. Diaków
July 31, 2023
In an era of escalating conflict-induced and climate-induced migration and cross-border interaction, transnational-competence (TC) preparation for displaced persons, members of their host communities, humanitarian responders, and health-care professionals is increasingly critical. Building on ...
By Mathieu Quet
October 21, 2021
This book investigates pharmaceutical regulation and the public health issue of fake or illicit medicines in developing countries. The book analyses the evolution of pharmaceutical capitalism, showing how the entanglement of market and health interests has come to shape global regulation. Drawing ...
By Sara E. Davies, Jeremy R. Youde
October 26, 2017
The capacity to conduct international disease outbreak surveillance and share information about outbreaks quickly has empowered both State and Non-State Actors to take an active role in stopping the spread of disease by generating new technical means to identify potential pandemics through the ...
By Paige Whaley Eager
May 16, 2017
The general assumption throughout history has been that a growing population is beneficial for societies. By the mid-1960s, however, the United States and other developed countries became convinced that population control was an absolute necessity, especially in the developing world. This absorbing...
By Alan Whiteside, Nana K. Poku
September 28, 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa is a region devastated by HIV/AIDS. The extent of the epidemic is only now becoming clear, as increasing numbers of people with HIV are becoming ill. In the absence of massively expanded prevention, treatment and care efforts, the AIDS death toll on the continent is set to ...
By Margaret Lombe, Alex Ochumbo
March 07, 2016
The disproportional loss of individuals to HIV/AIDS in their most productive years raises concerns over the welfare of surviving members of affected families and communities. One consequence of the rapid increase in adult mortality is the rise in the proportion of children who are orphaned. ...
By Julia Smith
November 23, 2016
Why has the response to HIV/AIDS been unique? How did civil society organizations gain access to global decision-making forums to demand exceptional attention and resources for HIV/AIDS? This book seeks to answer these questions, among others, through a critical international relations approach ...
By Annamarie Bindenagel Šehovi?
November 17, 2016
For three decades post-apartheid, the HIV/AIDS epidemic from first acknowledgement to its management as a chronic disease, demanded unparalleled attention. This was nowhere more evident than in South Africa. This book explores how the state responded to its responsibilities to defend and protect (...
By Wolfgang Hein, Suerie Moon
November 15, 2016
Hein and Moon take up a serious problem of contemporary global governance: what can be done when international trade rules prevent the realization of basic human rights? Starting in the 1990s, intellectual property obligations in trade agreements required many developing countries to begin granting...
By Sherry S. Marcellin
October 17, 2016
This book provides a fresh, multidisciplinary, and exciting look at the making and remaking of pharmaceutical patents at the GATT/WTO, by utilising a Coxian political economy of continuity and change in the global political economy (GPE). Marcellin focuses on the role of the transnational drug ...
By Michael J. Selgelid, Christian Enemark
November 07, 2012
The increasing emergence, re-emergence, and spread of deadly infectious diseases which pose health, economic, security and ethical challenges for states and people around the world, has given rise to an important global debate. The actual or potential burden of infectious diseases is sometimes so ...
By Lesley Doyal
May 23, 2013
There is now a vast literature on HIV and AIDS but much of it is based on traditional biomedical or epidemiological approaches. Hence it tells us very little about the experiences of the millions of people whose living and dying constitute the reality of this devastating pandemic. Doyal brings ...