The Politics of AIDS: Globalization, The State and Civil Society

Hardcover | May 15, 2008

EditorMaj-Lis Follér, Håkan Thörn

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HIV/AIDS is one of the major political challenges of our time. For more than two decades, various initiatives have been taken to respond to the disease, not just by governments, but also by research communities, transnational corporations and in the context of civil society. Based on empirical observations from different parts of the world, this book addresses the fact that HIV/AIDS has become increasingly transnational, as nation states extend their programs across broders.

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HIV/AIDS is one of the major political challenges of our time. For more than two decades, various initiatives have been taken to respond to the disease, not just by governments, but also by research communities, transnational corporations and in the context of civil society. Based on empirical observations from different parts of the w...

MAJ-LIS FOLLÉR is Associate Professor in Latin American Studies. She is at present director at the Institute of Iberoamerican Studies, Göteborg University, Sweden. She has spent many years in the Peruvian Amazon working with indigenous health. She is currently working on AIDS-related research in Brazil, and has published several artic...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230554024

ISBN - 13:9780230554023

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The Politics of AIDS: An Introduction--H. Thörn and M. Follér * State Fragility, Human Security and HIV--D. Altman * A Long Wave Event: HIV/AIDS, Politics, Governance and "Security": Sundering the Intergenerational Bond?--T. Barnett * Global Stuggles, Local Contexts: Prospects for a Southern African AIDS Feminism--S. Leclerc-Madlala * The AIDS Epidemic and the Fragility of the African State--N. Poku * Impacts, Governability and International Responses: A Discussion with Reference to Sub-Saharan Africa--B. Egerö and M. Hammarskjöld * The Politics of Coordination and Management of the Multi-Sectoral Response to HIV/AIDS in the Context of Global Funding: Experiences from Uganda--E. K. Kirumira * Governance Matters for AIDS: But what about the politics? Lessons from South Africa and Uganda--P. Jones and K. Koffeld * AIDS and Civil Belonging: Converging Currents in Thailand and Laos--C. Lyttleton * From Global to Local and Back to Global: the Articulation of Politics, Knowledge and Assistance in Brazilian Responses to AIDS--C. Bastos * Principles, Concepts and Mechanisms of Representation and Coordination of the Brazilian AIDS response: A Perspective From Civil Society--V. Terto Jr. and J. Garcia * Male Involvement in Uganda: Challenges and Opportunities--F. H. Bateganya, S. Kyomuhendo, G. Jagwe-Wadda, and C. Opesen * AIDS, Sexual Politics, and "New Masculinities" in South Africa--S. Robins * Gender, Sexuality, and Global Linkages in the History of South African AIDS Activism--M. Mbali * Surviving Politics and the Politics of Surviving: Understanding Community Mobilization around HIV/AIDS in South Africa--M. Chazan