The Evolution, Etiology and Eventualities of the Global Health Security Regime

Health Policy and Planning, 2010, Vol. 25

13 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2016

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Steven Hoffman

York University; Harvard University

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

In an increasingly globalized world, a public health emergency in one country is now only hours away from affecting others, with the potential to cause widespread deaths and economic damages. This makes global health governance a pressing security concern. An examination of the historical context of decision-making procedures which states use to govern health security reveals the catalysts of change that can help inform progress in this area. This understanding allows us to appreciate the challenges and barriers to developing strong health security governance, and to appreciate the impact of evolving regimes on class, race, and gender. This study provides a theoretical basis for policymakers, practitioners, and academics to know where and how to act effectively in preparation for tomorrow’s challenges.

Keywords: globalized, globalization, global, health, public, emergency, system, governance, security, class, race, gender

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Steven, The Evolution, Etiology and Eventualities of the Global Health Security Regime (2010). Health Policy and Planning, 2010, Vol. 25. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2726361

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