Asia’s Participation in Global Health Diplomacy and Global Health Governance

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 269-300, September 2010

32 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2010

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David P. Fidler

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Date Written: September 30, 2010

Abstract

This article provides a framework for thinking about Asian approaches to and impact on global health diplomacy and governance that might contribute to more sophisticated analyses on Asia in global health politics, diplomacy, and governance. First, the article examines the “rise of Asia” and “rise of health” as overlapping but unconnected developments in international relations. Second, it analyzes how the shift of power and influence towards Asia, largely caused by China’s and India’s emergence as great powers, affects global health politics and potential Asian contributions to global health diplomacy and governance in the future. Third, the article looks at normative ideas that characterize Asian approaches to international cooperation and how these ideas affect Asian participation in global health diplomacy and governance. Fourth, the article considers Asian practices on international health cooperation, which include bilateral relations, regional activities, and participation in multilateral organizations. The article ends with conclusions about Asian conceptualizations of and contributions to global health diplomacy and governance.

Keywords: Asia, Global Health Diplomacy, Global Health Governance, Global Health Politics, The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence, APEC, ASEAN

Suggested Citation

Fidler, David P., Asia’s Participation in Global Health Diplomacy and Global Health Governance (September 30, 2010). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 269-300, September 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729455

David P. Fidler (Contact Author)

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