The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism: How the IMF Has Undermined Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS

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Introduction Part 1 Emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Global Response 1. The History of Global Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS 2. The Impact of the AIDS Response on Public Health Systems 3. The Shortage of Health Care Workers and the Brain DrainA" Problem 4. The Debate Over VerticalA" vs. HorizontalA" Donor Aid 5. Different Types of Health Systems, Different Types of Financing Part 2 The Neoliberal Development Model 6. The Reagan Revolution, Structural Adjustment and The Washington Consensus 7. Neoliberal Theory and its Policies 8. The Consequences for Development Part 3 Consequences for Health 9. The Demise of Public Health & Rise of Neoliberalism 10. The Consequences for Health 11. 30 Years Later: Coming Full Circle-Rediscovering Public Health 12. The IMF: Blocking Progress on Public Health Conclusion
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This book, by a senior non-governmental policy analyst, explores the relationship between the spread of HIV/AIDS (among other diseases of poverty) and neoliberal economic ideas. It explains not only how IMF policies have exacerbated public health problems in developing countries, but also how mounting global frustration will ultimately lead to challenges to the dominant neoliberal ideas, as other more effective economic ideas are sought. In stark, powerful terms, Rowden offers a unique and in-depth critique of development economics, global foreign aid and health institutions, and how these seemingly abstract factors play out in the real world -- from the highest levels of global institutions to African finance and health ministries to rural health outposts of developing nations, and back again.
Autor: Rick Rowden
Rick Rowden worked in Washington DC for 9 years with advocacy NGOs engaged on foreign aid and development issues, including as senior policy analyst for the US office of ActionAid. He has travelled extensively and worked with policy makers, economists and advocacy NGOs across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe to critically analyze the macroeconomic policies of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and their impact on health spending in developing countries. With an MA and BA in International Relations from San Francisco State University, he is an expert in North-South relations and how the global foreign aid, trade and finance systems impact economic development. Previously, he taught Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay and Political Science at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He is currently an Inter-Regional Advisor with the Globalization and Development Strategies Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Autor: Rick Rowden
ISBN-13 :: 9781848132849
ISBN: 1848132840
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2009
Verlag: ZED BOOKS LTD
Gewicht: 408g
Seiten: 243
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x137x20 mm
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