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Title:Moving health sovereignty in Africa: disease, governance, climate change
Editor:Kirton, John J.ISNI
Year:2014
Pages:304
Language:English
Series:Global environmental governance series
City of publisher:Farnham
Publisher:Ashgate
ISBN:1409450481; 9781409450481; 140945049X; 9781409450498; 9781472400703
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:health
health policy
international organizations
climate change
AIDS
Abstract:This collective volume on 'moving health sovereignty in Africa' begins with the long central and still compelling African health challenge of combating the pandemic of HIV/AIDS. It then examines the global governance responses by the major multilateral organizations of the World Bank and the World Trade Organization and the newer informal, flexible, and democratically oriented ones of the Group of Eight. It also addresses the compounding health challenge created by climate change to assess both its intensifying impact on Africa and how all international institutions have largely failed to link climate and health in their governance response. It concludes with several recommendations about the innovative ideas and institutions that offer a way to closing the great global governance gaps and thus improving Africans' health and that of citizens beyond. Contributions: Part I: Introduction: Moving health sovereignty in Africa (John J. Kirton). Part II: Africa' s health challenges and concepts: Moving health sovereignty: an African perspective (Obijiofor Aginam); South Africa's sovereignty and HIV/AIDS (Annamarie Bindenagel Sehovic); AIDS and security in the twenty-first century (Pieter Fourie); Assessing African health governance amid global biopolitics (Siphamandla Zondi); Conceptual events: bridging the epistemological divide among stakeholders (Dennis G. Willms). Part III: Global governance responses: Doing things differently: World Bank health governance innovations in sub-Saharan Africa (Oscar F. Picazo); Can the World Trade Organization be trusted? The impact of trade law and politics in global health governance (Rangarirai Machemedze); G8 health governance for Africa (John J. Kirton, Jenilee Guebert, and Julia Kulik). Part IV: Connecting health and climate change in global governance: The impact of climate change on health governance and sovereignty in Africa (Nelson Sewankambo, James K. Tumwine, and Hany Besada); Innovation for integrated climate-health governance for Africa (Franklyn Lisk); Connecting climate change and health: the global governance gap (John J. Kirton and Jenilee Guebert). Part V: Conclusion (John J. Kirton). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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