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HIV/AIDS and the South African State

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 256 Nombre de pages
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Dr. Annamarie Bindenagel Å ehoviÄ is a political scientist and public (health) policy analyst with many years of experience in and... Lire la suite
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Dr. Annamarie Bindenagel Å ehoviÄ is a political scientist and public (health) policy analyst with many years of experience in and focused on sub-Saharan Africa and global health and human security. Dr. Å ehoviÄ is currently health analyst at the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), and affiliated with the Willy-Brandt School of Public Policy and the University of Erfurt, Germany, as well as with the health and human security component of the GR: EEN EU FP7 Funded Project at the University of Warwick, UK.

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For three decades post-apartheid, the HIV/AIDS epidemic from first acknowledgement to its management as a chronic disease, demanded unparalleled attention. This was nowhere more evident than in South Africa. This book explores how the state responded to its responsibilities to defend and protect (human) security. Linking this to the role of the state as sovereign protector and provider of security, it applies the findings to the broader re-interpretation of sovereign responsibility in the 21st Century. This book does not seek to absolve the South African state of its responsibility to respond. Moreover, it argues that although the state, the government, before, during, and after the transition to democracy, was aware of and acknowledged the threat - political, economic and social - posed by the epidemic, it nonetheless chose not to make the epidemic a priority policy issue. As a result, it argues that the South African HIV/AIDS case illustrates the tension inherent between a state's ultimate sovereign responsibility to respond and its tactical dependence on external contributors to meet the demands of all of its constituents.

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Titre: HIV/AIDS and the South African State
Sous-titre: Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Respond
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Code EAN: 9781138279315
ISBN: 978-1-138-27931-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 256
Poids: 467g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm
Année: 2016

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