FreeBook: Pathways to Health and Sustainability

The second FreeBook produced in partnership with the ESRC STEPS Centre

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This is the second in a series of FreeBooks highlighting the work of the ESRC STEPS Centre, with chapters drawn from the 'Pathways to Sustainability' book series published by Routledge, now numbering nearly 20 books. These FreeBooks are part of a commitment to expose the book series to a greater number of readers through open access provision, in turn encouraging readers to explore the series further.

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This collection draws on four books in the series, together addressing three themes central to understanding how pathways to sustainability emerge in response to health and disease challenges. The three themes are: Social justice (who wins or loses from disease and how health policy is focused), Politics (how health and disease responses are framed, both locally and internationally) and Governance (how health policies are defined, and how health technologies are regulated and controlled).

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  • One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Transforming Health Markets in Asia and Africa

    Improving Quality and Access for the Poor, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Bloom, Barun Kanjilal, Henry Lucas, David H. Peters

    There has been a dramatic spread of health markets in much of Asia and Africa over the past couple of decades. This has substantially increased the availability of health-related goods and services in all but the most remote localities, but it has created problems with safety, efficiency and cost.…

    Paperback – 2012-08-02
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Regulating Technology

    International Harmonization and Local Realities, 1st Edition

    By Patrick van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Adrian Smith

    Examining the regulation of technologies, this book explores how the drive to harmonize regulatory policies across the world is at odds with the increasingly diverse local settings in which they are implemented. The authors use a 'framings' approach that starts with the concerns and experiences of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-05
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • The Politics of Asbestos

    Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest, 1st Edition

    By Linda Waldman

    Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrializing and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness,…

    Paperback – 2011-03-18
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Epidemics

    Science, Governance and Social Justice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Leach, Sarah Dry

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for…

    Paperback – 2010-06-25
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Avian Influenza

    Science, Policy and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Scoones

    Over the past decade, substantial resources have been spent on tackling avian influenza and building a global capacity for a pandemic response. The catastrophic costs of the 1918 influenza pandemic are well documented, and the swine flu pandemic of 2009-10 has raised the alarm yet again. Across the…

    Paperback – 2010-04-16
    Pathways to Sustainability

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Pathways to Sustainability Series

View the book series based on the work of the Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre, a major investment of the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

The series addresses core challenges around linking science, technology and environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice.

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