Global Health Justice and Governance

American Journal of Bioethics. 2012; 12(12):35-54

20 Pages Posted: 13 Dec 2012 Last revised: 12 Jun 2014

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Jennifer Prah Ruger

University of Pennsylvania - School of Social Policy & Practice; University of Pennsylvania - Perelman School of Medicine

Date Written: December 12, 2012

Abstract

While there is a growing body of work on moral issues and global governance in the fields of global justice and international relations, little work has connected principles of global health justice with those of global health governance for a theory of global health. Such a theory would enable analysis and evaluation of the current global health system and ethically and empirically grounds proposals for reforming it to more closely align with moral values. Global health governance has been framed as an issue of national security, human security, human rights and global public goods. The global health governance literature is essentially untethered to a theorized framework to illuminate or evaluate governance. This article ties global health justice and ethics to principles for governing the global health realm, developing a theoretical framework for global and domestic institutions and actors.

Keywords: global health governance, global health justice, health justice, international health relations, provincial globalism, shared health governance

JEL Classification: I10, I18

Suggested Citation

Prah Ruger, Jennifer, Global Health Justice and Governance (December 12, 2012). American Journal of Bioethics. 2012; 12(12):35-54, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2188629

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