Governing Global Health: Challenge, Response, Innovation

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Recently global health issues have leapt to the forefront of the international agenda and are now an everyday concern around the world. The war for global health is clearly being lost on many fronts and the massive body count is mounting fast. Re-emerging diseases such as polio and tuberculosis, long thought to be on the verge of elimination, are now coupled with the devastation of newly emerging ones such as SARS and avian influenza. In addition, the shock of bioterrorism has given a tragic poignancy to the importance of studying the failure of the global health governance system.

Compiled by renowned specialists, this volume studies the global challenges and responses to these issues, as well as the roles of central institutions such as the World Health Organization, the World Trade Organization and the G8. Health practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front-line care provision, as well as scholars and students of global health issues, will find the volume highly valuable.

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Andrew Cooper is Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada. John Kirton is Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada. Ted Schrecker is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Andrew F. Cooper, John J. Kirton, Ted Schrecker, Mark W. Zacher, James Orbinski, David P. Fidler, Nick Drager, Laura Sunderland, Colin I. Bradford Jr, Chantal Blouin, Lee-Nah Hsu, Jessica White, Jenevieve Mannell, Obijiofor Aginam, Ella Kokotsis, Ronald Labonté, David Sanders, Colleen O'Manique.

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Publisher
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Published on
Feb 28, 2013
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781409495840
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / International Relations / General
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