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AIDS and Power: Why There Is No Political Crisis - Yet (African Arguments)

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Why, twenty years into the crisis, are democratic governments performing so poorly in tackling AIDS in Africa? De Waal argues that existing approaches are driven by interests and frameworks that fail to engage with African societies' resilience and creativity. Already, African communities have confounded some of the worst predictions of disaster. If adequately supported, they will find ways of sustaining development and democracy in the midst of HIV/AIDS.

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Why, twenty years into the crisis, are democratic governments performing so poorly in tackling AIDS in Africa? De Waal argues that existing approaches are driven by interests and frameworks that fail to engage with African societies' resilience and creativity. Already, African communities have confounded some of the worst predictions of disaster. If adequately supported, they will find ways of sustaining development and democracy in the midst of HIV/AIDS.

About the Author

Alex de Waal is a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard; Director of the Social Science Research Council program on AIDS and social transformation; and a director of Justice Africa in London.

Table of Contents

HIV AIDS in African Societies * How AIDS May Cause Democracies to Fail * Why Liberal Democracies are Poor at Tackling AIDS * Why Political Mobilization around AIDS is So Difficult * Reinventing Democracy in the Era of AIDS

Product Details

ISBN:
9781842777077
Author:
De Waal, Alex
Publisher:
Zed Books
Author:
Waal, Alex de
Author:
de Waal, Alex
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
AIDS (Disease)
Subject:
South Africa
Subject:
Diseases - AIDS & HIV
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-AIDS
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
African Arguments
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.82 x 5.06 x 0.35 in

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