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Author Gómez, Eduardo J., 1973- author

Title Contested epidemics : policy responses in Brazil and the US, and what the BRICS can learn / Eduardo J. Gómez
Published London : Imperial College Press, 2014
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Contents 20th century responses to contested epidemics in the United States and Brazil -- Contesting AIDS in the United States -- Contesting AIDS in Brazil -- Contesting obesity in the United States -- Contesting tuberculosis in Brazil -- Reforms in the BRICS and what they can learn from Brazil
Summary Despite their similar political and economic structures, Brazil and the United States have contrasting relationships with the international community as well as different policy approaches to the prevention and treatment of epidemics. In this regard, an interesting empirical puzzle arises: how and why was Brazil able to outpace the United States in its health policy response to epidemics?. The aim of this book is to introduce a new, comparative area of scholarly research, combining for the first time international relations and domestic institutional theory to examine the United States and Bra
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Epidemics -- Brazil.
Epidemics -- United States.
Medical policy -- Brazil.
Medical policy -- United States.
Epidemics.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology.
Health Policy.
Obesity -- epidemiology.
Tuberculosis -- epidemiology.
Brazil.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783265140
1783265159 (electronic bk)
9781783265145
9781783265152 (electronic bk)