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Title Routledge handbook of global health security / edited by Simon Rushton and Jeremy Youde
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of tables and figures; Notes on contributors; Introduction; PART I Health securities; 1 The many meanings of health security; 2 Inventing global health security, 1994-2005; 3 Health and human security: Pathways to advancing a human-centered approach to health security in East Asia; 4 Gender, health, and security; 5 The politics of health security; 6 The medicalization of insecurity; PART II Threats; 7 Pandemics and security; 8 Emerging infections: Threats to health and economic security
20 Making the international health regulations matter: Promoting compliance through effective dispute resolution21 Biosecurity education for life scientists: The missing past, inadequate present, and uncertain future; 22 Health security and foreign policy; 23 NGOs and health security: Securing the health of people living with HIV/AIDS; PART IV Controversies; 24 Health security and/or human rights?; 25 Reevaluating health security from a cosmopolitan perspective; 26 Indonesia, power asymmetry, and pandemic risk: The paradox of global health security
27 Health security and the distortion of the global health agenda28 Whose interests is the securitization of health serving?; Select bibliography; Index
9 AIDS as a security threat: The emergence and the decline of an idea10 Biological weapons and bioterrorism; 11 Life science research as a security risk; 12 Conflict, instability, and health security; 13 Health security and environmental change; 14 Malaria and security: More than a matter of health; 15 Noncommunicable disease as a security issue; PART III Responses; 16 Health, security, and diplomacy in historical perspective; 17 Preparedness and resilience in public health emergencies; 18 Medical countermeasures and security; 19 Internet surveillance and disease outbreaks
Summary This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security. Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become a prominent and rapidly growing field of research. Ongoing debates question whether health and security should be linked; which (if any) health issues should be treated as security threats; what should be done to address health security threats; and the positive and negative consequences of 'securitizing' health. In academic and policy terms, the health security field is a timely and dynamic one and this handbook will be the first work comprehensively to address this agenda. Bringing together the leading experts and commentators on health security issues from across the world, the volume comprises original and cutting-edge essays addressing the key issues in the field and also highlighting currently neglected avenues for future research. The book intends to provide an accessible yet sophisticated introduction to the key topics and debates and is organised into four key parts:Health Securities: the fundamental conceptual issues, historical links between health and security and the various ways of conceptualising health as a security issueThreats: those health issues which have been most frequently discussed in security termsResponses: the wide range of contemporary security-driven responses to health threatsControversies: the securitization of health, its impact on rights and justice and the potential distortion of the global health agendaThis book will be of great interest to students of global health security, public health, critical security studies, and International Relations in general
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical policy.
National security.
Public health -- International cooperation.
World health.
Medical policy.
National security.
Public health -- International cooperation.
World health.
Form Electronic book
Author Rushton, Simon
Youde, Jeremy R., 1976-
ISBN 1136155570