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Global Health Governance in International Society

ISBN : 9780198813057

Jeremy R. Youde
224 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Feb 2018
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Global health has become a more important issue on the international political agenda, but it is not entirely obvious how or why that change has occurred. It is also hard to tell from the outside whether this is a temporary burst of attention or signals a larger shift within the international community. This book argues that the rise of institutions and organizations dedicated to global health-global health governance-has emerged, grown, and proven itself resilient over the past generation because international society has come to understand addressing global health as part of a larger sense of moral responsibility and obligation. The behavioural expectations within international society around global health have changed, and this has shifted how actors respond to global health issues and suggests that health issues are unlikely to disappear from the international political agenda in the near-future.


Introduction; 1 The English School and the Emergence of International Society; 2 Primary Institutions, Secondary Institutions, and Moral Obligation; 3 The Evolution of Global Health Governance; 4 Contemporary Global Health Governance Actors; 5 Development Assistance for Health; 6 International Society Confronts Ebola; 7 China, International Society, and Global Health Governance; Conclusion

About the author: 

Jeremy Youde is Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. His publications include The Politics of Surveillance and Responses to Disease Outbreaks (co-edited with Sara Davies, Ashgate, 2015), The Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security (co-edted with Simon Rushton, Routledge, 2015, Global Health Governance (Polity, 2012), Biopolitical Surveillance and Public Health in International Politics (Palgrave, 2010), and Aids, South Africa, and the Politics of Knowledge (Ashgate, 2007). He currently serves as the Chair of the Global Health Section for the International Studies Association.

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