This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.
Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become a prominent and rapidly growing field of research. Ongoing debates question whether health and security should be linked; which (if any) health issues should be treated as security threats; what should be done to address health security threats; and the positive and negative consequences of ‘securitizing’ health. In academic and policy terms, the health security field is a timely and dynamic one and this handbook will be the first work comprehensively to address this agenda.
Bringing together the leading experts and commentators on health security issues from across the world, the volume comprises original and cutting-edge essays addressing the key issues in the field and also highlighting currently neglected avenues for future research. The book intends to provide an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the key topics and debates and is organised into four key parts:
- Health Securities: the fundamental conceptual issues, historical links between health and security and the various ways of conceptualising health as a security issue
- Threats: those health issues which have been most frequently discussed in security terms
- Responses: the wide range of contemporary security-driven responses to health threats
- Controversies: the securitization of health, its impact on rights and justice and the potential distortion of the global health agenda
This book will be of great interest to students of global health security, public health, critical security studies, and International Relations in general.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Jeremy Youde and Simon Rushton Part I: Health Securities 1. The Many Meanings of Health Security, Colin McInnes 2. Inventing Global Health Security, 1994-2005, Lorna Weir 3. Health and Human Security: Pathways to Advancing a Human-centred Approach to Health Security in East Asia, Mely Caballero-Anthony & Gianna Gayle Amul 4. Gender, Health and Security, Colleen O’Manique 5. The Politics of Health Security, João Nunes 6. The Medicalization of Insecurity, Stefan Elbe and Nadine Voelkner Part II: Threats 7. Pandemics and Security, Yanzhong Huang 8. Emerging Infections: Threats to Health and Economic Security, David L. Heymann and Alison West 9. AIDS as a Security Threat: The Emergence and the Decline of an Idea, Pieter Fourie 10. Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism, Gregory D. Koblentz 11. Life Science Research as a Security Risk, Christian Enemark 12. Conflict, Instability and Health Security, Frank L. Smith III 13. Health Security and Environmental Change, Robert L. Ostergard Jr. and Derek Kauneckis 14. Malaria and Security: More than a Matter of Health, Nicholas Knowlton 15. Noncommunicable Disease as a Security Issue, Christopher Benson and Sara M. Glasgow Part III: Responses 16. Health, Security and Diplomacy in Historical Perspective, Adam Kamradt-Scott 17. Preparedness and Resilience in Public Health Emergencies, Rebecca Katz and Erin Sorrell 18. Medical Countermeasures and Security, Kendall Hoyt 19. Internet Surveillance and Disease Outbreaks, Sara E. Davies 20. Making the International Health Regulations Matter: Promoting Compliance through Effective Dispute Resolution, Steven J. Hoffman 21. Biosecurity Education for Life Scientists: The Missing Past, Inadequate Present and Uncertain Future, Malcolm Dando 22. Health Security and Foreign Policy, Joshua Michaud 23. NGOs and Health Security: Securing the Health of People Living with HIV/AIDS, Amy S. Patterson Part IV: Controversies 24. Health Security and/or Human Rights?, Joseph J. Amon 25. Re-evaluating Health Security from a Cosmopolitan Perspective, Garrett Wallace Brown and Preslava Stoeva 26. Indonesia, Power Asymmetry, and Pandemic risk: The Paradox of Global Health Security, William L. Aldis and Triono Soendoro 27. Health Security and the Distortion of the Global Health Agenda, Michael A. Stevenson and Michael Moran 28. Whose Interests is the Securitization of Health Serving?, Debra L. DeLaet
Simon Rushton is a Faculty Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield, UK. He is editor of the journal Medicine, Conflict & Survival and an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House.
Jeremy Youde is a Fellow/Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He is author of three books on global health issues and on the editorial board of the journal Global Health Governance.