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dc.contributor.authorWenzel Geissler, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:58:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.submitted2015-03-19 00:00:00
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:40:05Z
dc.identifier1000044
dc.identifierOCN: 1051778338
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29908
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/32475
dc.description.abstractIn Para-States and Medical Science, P. Wenzel Geissler and the contributors examine how medicine and public health in Africa have been transformed as a result of economic and political liberalization and globalization, intertwined with epidemiological and technological changes. The resulting fragmented medical science landscape is shaped and sustained by transnational flows of expertise and resources. NGOs, universities, pharmaceutical companies and other nonstate actors now play a significant role in medical research and treatment. But as the contributors to this volume argue, these groups have not supplanted the primacy of the nation-state in Africa. Although not necessarily stable or responsive, national governments remain crucial in medical care, both as employers of health care professionals and as sources of regulation, access, and – albeit sometimes counterintuitively - trust for their people. “The state” has morphed into the “para-state” — not a monolithic and predictable source of sovereignty and governance, but a shifting, and at times ephemeral, figure. Tracing the emergence of the “global health” paradigm in Africa in the treatment of HIV, malaria, and leprosy, this book challenges familiar notions of African statehood as weak or illegitimate by elaborating complex new frameworks of governmentality that can be simultaneously functioning and dysfunctional.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCritical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1H Africa
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBN Public health & preventive medicine::MBNH Personal & public health
dc.subject.otherafrica
dc.subject.othermedicine
dc.subject.otherpublic health
dc.subject.otherafrica
dc.subject.othermedicine
dc.subject.otherpublic health
dc.subject.otherBiopolitics
dc.subject.otherClinical trial
dc.subject.otherHIV
dc.subject.otherNation state
dc.subject.otherState-owned enterprise
dc.titleChapter Introduction: A Life Science in Its African Para-State
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_530530
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oapen.relation.isPartOfBookPara-States and Medical Science: Making African Global Health
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oapen.relation.isbn9780822357490
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages376
oapen.grant.number077430, 081507
dc.relationisFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
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