Global Institutions and the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Responding to an International Crisis

By Franklyn Lisk

© 2009 – Routledge

216 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Written by a leading expert in the field, this book provides a clear and incisive analysis of the different perspectives of the global response to HIV/AIDS, and the role of the different global institutions involved. The text highlights HIV/AIDS as an exceptional global epidemic in terms of the severity of its impact as a humanitarian tragedy of unprecedented proportion, its multi-dimensional characteristics, and its continuous evolution over more than two decades.

The careful analysis in this volume critically reviews key issues in the global response, including:

  • HIV/AIDS as a development challenge

  • North-South power relationships and tensions

  • international and regional partnerships between donor governments and recipient countries

  • governance of global institutions and impact on the capacity of developing countries to respond effectively to the epidemic

  • prevention versus treatment as options in HIV/AIDS services

  • how to make the money work in support of effective AIDS financing.

Providing a comprehensive but easy to read and compact overview of history, trends and impacts of HIV/AIDS and the global efforts to respond effectively this book is essential reading for all students of international relations, health studies and international organizations.

Table of Contents

1. The Evolution HIV/AIDS as a Global Epidemic and Early Global Response 2. The Rise and Fall of the Global Programme on AIDS (GPA) 3. The Birth of the Joint UNited Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 4. HIV/AIDS and Human Rights 5. HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat 6. HIV/AIDS as a Development Challenge 7. HIV/AIDS and Human Resource Capacity 8. Financing of the Global HIV/AIDS Response 9. Global Governance and HIV/AIDS Response 10. Critical and Emerging Issues and Challenges in HIV/AIDS Response

About the Author

Franklyn Lisk is Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR), University of Warwick, and was a Professor at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 2005-2006. Prior to that he was the founding Director of the ILO Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work in Geneva, as well as the ILO Global Coordinator for UNAIDS, 2001-2005. He is co-editor (with Sophie Harman) of Governance of HIV/AIDS: Making Participation and Accountability Count, 2009

About the Series

Global Institutions

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.
  • Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries