Show simple item record Colin en_US Kelley en_US 2008-11-05T16:17:52Z 2008-11-05T16:17:52Z 2006-02-27 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation McInnes , C & Lee , K 2006 , ' Health, security and foreign policy ' Review of International Studies , vol 32 , no. 1 , pp. 5-23 . , 10.1017/S0260210506006905 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 80842 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/812 en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the past decade, health has become an increasingly important international issue and one which has engaged the attention of the foreign and security policy community. This article examines the emerging relationship between foreign and security policy, and global public health. It argues that the agenda has been dominated by two issues – the spread of selected infectious diseases (including HIV/AIDS) and bio-terror. It argues that this is a narrow framing of the agenda which could be broadened to include a wider range of issues. We offer two examples: health and internal instability, including the role of health in failing states and in post-conflict reconstruction; and illicit activities. We also argue that the relationship between global public health, and foreign and security policy has prioritised the concerns of the latter over the former – how selected health issues may create risks for (inter)national security or economic growth. Moreover the interests of the West are prominent on this agenda, focusing (largely though not exclusively) on how health risks in the developing world might impact upon the West. It is less concerned with the promotion of global public health. en_US
dc.format.extent 19 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Review of International Studies en_US
dc.subject health and foreign policy en_US
dc.subject health and security en_US
dc.title Health, security and foreign policy en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of International Politics en_US

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