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dc.contributor.author McInnes, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-14T12:38:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-14T12:38:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation McInnes , C 2011 , ' From AIDS to swine flu: the politicization of global health ' Paper presented at From AIDS to swine flu: the politicization of global health , International Studies Association, Montreal. , 16/03/11 - 20/03/11 , . en
dc.identifier.citation conference en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 157690
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6104
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6104
dc.identifier.uri http://www.isanet.org/montreal2011/ en
dc.description McInnes, C. (2011) From AIDS to swine flu: the politicization of global health. Paper for Annual Convention of the International Studies Association, Montreal, Canada, March 2011. en
dc.description.abstract For more than a decade now, the focus of global health has been on exceptional events, whether HIV, SARS or pandemic influenza. An accepted orthodoxy has emerged that something new has occurred: that new infectious diseases/outbreak events pose new risks; that these problems are global not local; and that they require a more political response, up to and including global health governance. This orthodoxy however is not simply a passive reflection on what has changed; rather it constitutes a narrative, which constructs and shapes our understanding of what is happening. This paper proposes to deconstruct this narrative and identify the work it is doing. Crucially it asks the question: whose interests are being served by this narrative? In so doing the paper will suggest that, far from the narrative opening up questions of whether foreign/security policy and global health can co-operate or are in competition to each other, what the narrative actually does is privilege a set of interests which are shared by Western health and foreign and security. In particular it suggests that the new ‘outbreak narrative’ is a narrative of the powerful privileging the West, established medical disciplines and multinationals (drugs, but also through their exception food and tobacco), rather than the expected privileging of global health needs. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject global health en
dc.subject infectious disease en
dc.title From AIDS to swine flu: the politicization of global health en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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