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SARS, Governance and the Globalization of Disease - David P. Fidler

SARS, Governance and the Globalization of Disease

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2004
ISBN: 9781403933263
Number Of Pages: 219

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SARS, Governance and the Globalization of Disease provides a comprehensive and original analysis of the historic global SARS outbreak of 2003. David P. Fidler constructs a political pathology of the SARS outbreak, analyzes the government responses to it, places these responses in historical context and assesses the implications of the successful management of the outbreak for handling future pathogenic threats that will arise. The book includes a detailed description of the outbreak and governance responses to it, as well as a focused analysis of China's role in the outbreak.

Tables and Figuresp. x
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvi
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introduction: The Importance of the SARS Outbreakp. 1
The coughs heard round the worldp. 1
An epidemic of 'firsts'p. 3
SARS and the governance of global infectious disease threatsp. 6
SARS as the first post-Westphalian pathogenp. 7
A political pathology of SARSp. 8
Westphalian and Post-Westphalian Public Healthp. 11
Of Germs and Bordersp. 13
Pathogens without passportsp. 13
The politics of passportsp. 16
Pathogens within politicsp. 18
Public Health and the Westphalian System of International Politicsp. 21
Introductionp. 21
The world according to Westphaliap. 21
The Westphalian systemp. 22
Westphalian governance principlesp. 23
The politics of Westphalian governancep. 25
Westphalian public healthp. 26
Westphalian public health in action: The International Health Regulationsp. 32
The collapse of the classical regimep. 35
From Westphalian public health towards what?p. 41
Public Health in the Post-Westphalian System of Global Politicsp. 42
Microbes on the marchp. 42
The shock of the new: Crafting post-Westphalian public healthp. 46
New process, new substancep. 48
Beyond state-centrism: Global health governancep. 50
Beyond the national interest: Global public goods for healthp. 57
Revision of the International Health Regulations: The de-Westphalianization of the classical regimep. 60
Post-Westphalian worriesp. 68
The SARS Outbreak and Post-Westphalian Public Healthp. 69
Brief History of the Global SARS Outbreak of 2002-03p. 71
An epidemic unfolds before the global societyp. 71
Sometime before November 2002: Animal to human, Guangdong Province?p. 71
November 2002 to February 2003: Outbreak in Guangdong Provincep. 73
February 2003: Guangdong, Hong Kong, Hanoip. 76
March 2003: A world-wide health threatp. 77
April 2003: The crisis deepensp. 87
May 2003: Turning the cornerp. 99
June 2003: 'Stopped dead in its tracks'p. 104
China Confronts Public Health's 'New World Order'p. 106
How the victory was wonp. 106
China: Epidemiological and governance epicenterp. 107
China, SARS, and Westphalian public healthp. 107
Westphalian sovereignty v. global health governancep. 114
National interest v. global public goods for healthp. 126
SARS, China, and Taiwanp. 129
Conclusionp. 130
Beyond China: Lessons from SARS for Post-Westphalian Public Healthp. 132
Introductionp. 132
Strengthening global health governance on infectious diseasesp. 132
The power of global public goods for healthp. 145
Elevating public health as a national political priorityp. 148
Reinforcing the public health-human rights linkagep. 151
All's well that ends well?p. 155
SARS and Vulnerabilities of Post-Westphalian Public Healthp. 156
The other side of the Rubiconp. 156
Crossing prior Rubicons: The fate of previous governance innovations in international infectious disease controlp. 157
Rubicons not crossed: The limited applicability of WHO's new global alert powerp. 162
Stagnation after crossing: The sustainability of post-Westphalian governancep. 166
Crossing with baggage: Public health's Westphalian corep. 170
Realpolitik over the Rubicon: Post-Westphalian public health and the great powersp. 174
Germs don't recognize Rubicons: Confronting the axis of illnessp. 179
Conclusion: Governing Infectious Diseases in Globalized Anarchyp. 186
The tipping pointp. 186
The new way of workingp. 189
Referencesp. 192
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9781403933263
ISBN-10: 140393326X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 30th April 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1