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Virus alert : security, governmentality, and the AIDS pandemic

Author: Stefan Elbe
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bound up with the human cost of HIV/AIDS is the critical issue of its impact on national and international security, yet attempts to assess the pandemic's complex risk fail to recognize the political dangers of construing the disease as a security threat. The securitization of HIV/AIDS not only affects the discussion of the disease in international policy debates, but also transforms the very nature and function of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elbe, Stefan, 1975-
Virus alert.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009000323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Elbe
ISBN: 9780231520058 0231520050 1283285215 9781283285216
OCLC Number: 763156591
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2017
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 210 pages)
Contents: Viruses, health, and international security --
A noble lie? Examining the evidence on AIDS and security --
Security in the era of governmentality : AIDS and the rise of health security --
National security : sovereignty, medicine and the securitization of AIDS --
Human security : discipline, healthy bodies, and the global curing machine --
Risk and security : government, military risk groups, and population triage --
The power of AIDS : responding to the governmentalization of security.
Responsibility: Stefan Elbe.
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Bound up with the human cost of HIV/AIDS is the critical issue of its impact on national and international security, yet attempts to assess the pandemic's complex risk fail to recognize the political dangers of construing the disease as a security threat. The securitization of HIV/AIDS not only affects the discussion of the disease in international policy debates, but also transforms the very nature and function of security within global politics. In his analysis of the security implications of HIV/AIDS, Stefan Elbe addresses three concerns: the empirical evidence that justifies.

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an important case study. Survival Virus Alert offers a fine security analysis of the implications of HIV and AIDS. The Midwest Book Review A provocative and controversial book on the subject of Read more...

 
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