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Global Politics of Health
Global Politics of Health
Publisher : Polity Pr
Published Date : 2010/01
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780745640426

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Language : English

Book Description
Source: ENG
Place of Publication: Great Britain
Academic Level: Graduate

International responses to the outbreak of SARS, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the promotion of health as a human right all demonstrate how global politics have a profound effect on the way we think about and respond to major health challenges. Despite a growing interest in the relationship between health and international relations there has yet to be a systematic study of the links between them. Global Health Issues aims to fill this gap -- ultimately showing how world politics can be good, or bad, for your health. This book calls for a more nuanced understanding of the nature of the current global health crisis and the political dilemmas faced by those responsible for the development and implementation of responses to it. By charting these debates and showing how they shape the way actors think about key issues relating to health, such as people movement; infectious disease; the business of health; and the consequences of war; this volume provides an innovative and comprehensive introduction to health and international relations for students of global politics, health studies and related disciplines.

Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction Chapter OneContribution of International Relations to the evolving international health agenda Chapter Two: Global Health Actors Chapter Three: Health as a Human Right Chapter Four: Cross Border Migration Chapter Five: Armed Conflict and Health Chapter Six: Infectious Disease Chapter Seven: Health as a Business Conclusion References

CONTENTS. INTRODUCTIONContribution. Society Does Not Shed Light on Suicide; Suicide Sheds Light on Society. Suicide: An Enigma To Be Deciphered. 1. DOES SUICIDE PROTECT?. Suicide and Wealth Around the World. In Rich Societies, Suicide Occurs in Poor Regions. Growing Inequalities?. 2. Take-off. India 1950-2000: An Economic Giant Is Born, Suicide Takes Off. 1980-2000: China Awakens and Suicide Rates Rise. 3. The Great Turning Point. 'England Brings Us a Surprise'. France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Meandering Evolution of Suicide. 1900-1948: the parallel between suicide and growth breaks down. 1949-1978: strong growth, stable suicide rate. 1979-1995: slower growth, more suicides. England: Classic Evolution. 4. The Trente Glorieuses. State-Orchestrated Growth. Aggravating Factors ... ... And Protective Factors: Creative Individualism. 5. The Soviet Exception. The World Leader. The Social Femur and the Black-Out. Suicide and Industrialization: A Forced March. And There was Light: Long Live French Demography!. 6. The Oil-Price Shocks and Suicide Amongst the Young. France: Young People at Risk, Old People Protected. There Is No French Exception ... ... But There Are the Exceptions of Japan and Germany. The End of the Italian Miracle and British Phlegm. Taking the Social Dimensions of Age Seriously. 7. Suicide and Social Classes: An Overview. The American Geography of Suicide. French Departements: Income Tax and Suicide. Ken Loach's Devastated England Versus Blair-Thatcher's Greater London. Suicide and Social Milieu in France. 8. The Twentieth Century: Greater Protection for the Ruling Classes. Detailed and Rich Data from the USA. First Clue: Many More Social Bonds. Second Clue: Making the Best of It. Modern Forms of Poverty. Towards a Cultural and Social Minimum Wage. 9. And Yet Women Survive. The Chinese Exception. Asia and the Pacific: Conjugal Difficulties and Female Suicide. Revenge Suicide in New Guinea. Japan Falls into Line. Why Do More Western Women Not Commit Suicide?. 10. Conclusion. Suicide: A Lesson in General Sociology. Sociology Does Not Explain Everything. Can There Be A Sociology of Exceptions?. The Economy, Integration and Self-Esteem. Acknowledgements. Bibliography