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International politics of HIV/AIDS : global disease - local pain

Author: Hakan Seckinelgin
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the global governance of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, interrogating the role of this international system and global discourse on HIV/AIDS interventions. The geographical focus is Sub-Saharan Africa since the region has been at the forefront of these interventions. There is a need to understand the relationship between the international political environment and the impact of resulting policies on  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hakan Seckinelgin
ISBN: 0415413834 0415413842 0203946154 9780415413831 9780415413848 9780203946152
OCLC Number: 77830124
Description: xi, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction ; History of globalised diseases --
1. Governance of HIV/AIDS --
Internationalisation --
International perspective --
Governance --
Governance context --
2. Constructing agency in the time of an epidemic --
Institutionalisation --
Agency --
NGOs and HIV/AIDS : a question of agency --
Why does this matter? --
Conclusion --
3. Medicalisation --
Medicalisation --
Signs of medicalisation --
4. What do we need to know for HIV/AIDS interventions in Africa? --
How do we think about this? --
We know what works! --
People's experiences of 'our knowledge' --
Colliding knowledge domains --
How do we rethink what we know? --
Implications of this approach --
Conclusion --
5. Language as a transformative mechanism --
Definitions and actions --
Civil society --
definition or description? --
Why does this matter? --
Conclusion : time to wake up --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Hakan Seckinelgin.
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