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The Global Politics of AIDS

Paul G. Harris and Patricia D. Siplon, editors
The Global Politics of AIDS
ISBN: 978-1-58826-467-1
ISBN: 978-1-62637-016-6
2007/333 pages/LC: 2006027913
A related title: The Politics of AIDS in Africa by Amy S. Patterson.

"Well conceived and well crafted, this very good contribution adds much to our knowledge of the politics of HIV/AIDS. It is a valuable resource for not only academics, but also activists and policymakers."—Susan Sell, George Washington University


With more than 40 million people living with HIV/AIDS—and more than 25 million dead from related diseases since the early 1980s—the need to understand the causes and impact of the pandemic is manifest. In response, The Global Politics of AIDS explores power and politics at multiple levels, ranging from individual behavior to corporate boardrooms to international institutions and forces.

The authors combine careful scholarship with sensitivity to both the suffering of those afflicted and the frustration of those seeking to bring about meaningful change. All royalties from sales of the book will be donated to AIDS-related charities.


Paul G. Harris is professor of politics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His most recent book is Confronting Environmental Change in East and Southeast Asia. Patricia D. Siplon is associate professor of political science at Saint Michael's College. She is author of AIDS and the Policy Struggle in the United States and coauthor of Drugs into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism.


  • Global Politics of HIV/AIDS: Local, National, and International Perspectives—P.G. Harris.
  • Power and the Politics of HIV/AIDS—P.D. Siplon.
  • Defying Globalization: Effective Self-Reliance in Brazil—A. de Mello e Souza.
  • The Government-NGO Disconnect: AIDS Policy in Ghana—B. Haven and A.S. Patterson.
  • Overcoming the Contradictions: Women, Autonomy, and AIDS in Tanzania —P.D. Siplon and K.M. Novotny.
  • The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in India—M. Vicziany.
  • Law Enforcement, Public Health, and HIV/AIDS in China—S.Y.P. Choi and R. David.
  • Guilty as Charged: Accountability and the Politics of AIDS in France—M.J. Bosia.
  • Shifting Priorities in US AIDS Policy—B.H. Shepard.
  • The UN and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS—A.S. Patterson.
  • Trading Life and Death: AIDS and the Global Economy—A. Russell.
  • Rhetoric and Reality: HIV/AIDS as a Human Rights Issue—J. Csete.
  • International Relations and Global Ethics of HIV/AIDS—the Editors.
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