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  • ISBN: 9780133686302
  • ISBN10: 0133686302

AIDS the Politics and Policy of Disease

by Stella Z. Theodoulou

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publish date: 01/01/1996
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Description: Finely-focused in approach, this collection of readings addresses the AIDS crisis from a purely political, policy, and bureaucratic perspective, reflecting contemporary research on the epidemic. Encourages readers to think in terms of “ risk behavior” and not risk groups" and shows that AIDS is truly a nondiscriminating virus. KEY TOPICS: " Deals with the political and policy dimensions of AIDS" -- revealing that this epidemic offers political scientists the opportunity to ask a variety of questions about politics and power and to do so from every subfield of the discipline. Presents a broad variety of perspectives" -- yet explains how all share a common understanding of AIDS as a fundamentally challenging issue which calls for a highly political response. Shows that no issue--if it has socioeconomic and political implications --is outside the scope of government policy making. Discusses the politics of AIDS: ethical considerations; constitutional issues and constraints; the contradictions in delivery of public health services in a capitalist economy; the position of the disease within the current institutional and economic crisis of non-prosperous America; the actors involved in the AIDS issue arena. Examines the international-comparative dimension of the epidemic--considers how other nations have responded to the demands of AIDS. For special study on AIDS, for those in American Government, Public Policy, Public Health, Health Policy, and Interest Groups.
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