Pathways to Global Health: Case Studies in Global Health Diplomacy(Volume 2) by Stephen Matlin

Pathways to Global Health: Case Studies in Global Health Diplomacy(Volume 2)

byStephen Matlin, Ilona Kickbusch, Margaret Chan

Kobo ebook | December 22, 2016

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Following the publication of Negotiating and Navigating Global Health: Case Studies in Global Health Diplomacy edited by Ellen Rosskam and Ilona Kickbusch, this second volume of case studies will complement the first volume and extends its scope. The new book focuses on health diplomacy negotiations, in Geneva and elsewhere, that have involved WHO or that have substantial implications for the work of WHO. Each of the chapters provides a detailed account of a particular example of global health negotiation, concerning hard and soft law instruments but also addressing the full range of health issues — reaching from issues of research and development, polio eradication, NCDs and plain packaging, to the post-2015 process, the WHO reform and non-state involvement. The book therefore captures a wide-range of experiences of distinguished diplomats, academics and senior practitioners.

The contributions to the book are written by negotiators and academics and thus, will provide a unique angle and a tool of reflection for a broad audience. In particular, it will be of interest not only to the academic community and students, but also to policy-makers and diplomats. The case studies will allow for learning on how negotiations work in a complex policy environment. The focus on WHO will explore how a major international organization engages in global health diplomacy and on the implications that health-related diplomacy taking place in a variety of settings has for its work. As such, the book is an important contribution to the growing field of global health diplomacy and to the debate about the role of WHO in the 21str century.


  • Introduction: Charting Pathways in Global Health Diplomacy (Stephen A Matlin and Ilona Kickbusch)
  • Negotiating the World Health Organization Reform Process (Mihály Kökeny)
  • How Should the World Health Organization Reform? An Analysis and Review of the Literature (Andrew Cassels, Ilona Kickbusch, Michaela Told, and Ioana Ghiga)
  • Combating Antimicrobial Resistance: Building Consensus for Global Action (Mark Rush and Sally C Davies)
  • The Global Poliomyelitis Eradication Initiative: The Role of Diplomacy in Reaching "The Last 1%" (Liam J Donaldson and Paul D Rutter)
  • Information-Sharing and Disease Reporting in a New Era of International Frameworks and Communication Technology: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus and Ebola Virus Disease Outbreaks (Rebecca Katz, Claire Standley, Sarah Kornblet, Erin Sorrell, Andrea Vaught, and Julie E Fischer)
  • Negotiation and Health Diplomacy: The Case of Tobacco (Raymond Saner and Lichia Yiu)
  • Tobacco Plain Packaging, the World Trade Organization, and the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (Jonathan Liberman and Suzanne Zhou)
  • Positioning Women's and Children's Health in the Post–2015 Sustainable Development Agenda (Kadidiatou Toure and Carole Presern)
  • Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: The Role of Non-State Actors (Marianne Haslegrave)
  • Conclusions: Shifting Pathways in Global Health Diplomacy (Stephen A Matlin and Ilona Kickbusch)

Readership: Diplomats, policy-makers and academics in the fields of international relations and healthcare, postgraduates and researchers in public, international and global health, international relations & diplomatic studies, undegraduates in public, international and global health, international relations.

Title:Pathways to Global Health: Case Studies in Global Health Diplomacy(Volume 2)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 22, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813144041

ISBN - 13:9789813144040

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