Managing Global Health Security: The World Health Organization and Disease Outbreak Control

Hardcover | May 5, 2015

byAdam Kamradt-scott

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The author examines how the World Health Organization's approach to fulfilling its disease eradication mandate – now commonly described as 'global health security' – has changed and adapted over time. Drawing on constructivist and rationalist theories of international organization, as well as several case studies (malaria, smallpox, SARS, influenza, Ebola), the book explores how the organization's secretariat has exercised autonomy and authority to establish new customary practices and amend disease control policies and procedures in response to past failures and successes. Kamradt-Scott also investigates how the organization's member states have responded to these changes by imposing new constraints on the WHO's behaviour, and what these changes signal for the future.

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The author examines how the World Health Organization's approach to fulfilling its disease eradication mandate – now commonly described as 'global health security' – has changed and adapted over time. Drawing on constructivist and rationalist theories of international organization, as well as several case studies (malaria, smallpox, SA...

Adam Kamradt-Scott is Senior Lecturer in International Security Studies at the Centre for International Security Studies, University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Humanities Precinct Leader for the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity. Before joining academia, Adam previously worked as a health profess...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Legal Basis For The WHO's Global Health Security Mandate And Authority
2. The WHO's Classical Approach To Disease Eradication
3. Securitization And SARS: A New Framing?
4. New Powers For A New Age? Revising And Updating The IHR
5. Pandemic Influenza: 'The Most Feared Security Threat'
6. Global Health Security And Its Discontents
Concluding Remarks