The Resource AIDS and power : why there is no political crisis - yet, Alex de Waal

AIDS and power : why there is no political crisis - yet, Alex de Waal

Label
AIDS and power : why there is no political crisis - yet
Title
AIDS and power
Title remainder
why there is no political crisis - yet
Statement of responsibility
Alex de Waal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. Partly because of pervasive denial, AIDS is not a political priority for electorates, and therefore not for democratic leaders either. AIDS activists have not directly challenged the political order, instead using international networks to promote a rights-based approach to tackling the epidemic. African political systems have proven resilient in the face of AIDS's stresses, and rulers have learned to co-opt international AIDS efforts to their own political ends." "In contrast with these successes, African governments and international agencies have a sorry record of tackling the epidemic itself. AIDS and Power concludes that without political incentives for HIV prevention, this failure will persist."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
362.196/979200968
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA643.86.S6
LC item number
D49 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
African arguments
Label
AIDS and power : why there is no political crisis - yet, Alex de Waal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Contents
  • Contents: 1. A manageable catastrophe -- Life expectancy and public opinion -- Structure of this book -- 2. Denial and how it is overcome -- Private experience and public concern -- Giving meaning to AIDS -- 'Normalizing' AIDS -- Sex and power -- Domesticating AIDS - and its costs -- The media and overcoming denial -- Pavement radio -- 3. AIDS activists : reformers and revolutionaries -- Confrontation and its limits -- 'Positive positive women' -- AIDS and elections -- Activist networks, local and global -- Transformations in governance -- New solidarities -- 4. How African democracies withstand AIDS -- The issue of a lifetime -- 'Weber in reverse' -- How do African states 'really' function? -- Democratic demographics -- The economics of democracy -- 'New variant famine' -- 5. The political benefits of AIDS -- Ugandan myths -- ABC : carefully mixed messages -- 'Fighting' AIDS -- On the difficulties of showing success -- Treatment regimes -- 6. Power, choices and survival
  • Lutaaya, 'alone' -- Democracies can manage AIDS -- Democracies do not prevent HIV
Control code
000040302020
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 147 p.
Isbn
9781842777060
Lccn
2006040551
Other control number
  • 9781842777060
  • 9781842777077
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24031781
System control number
  • (OCoLC)68786807
  • ebscoebk1842777068

Library Locations

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