The Politics of Surveillance and Response to Disease Outbreaks: The New Frontier for States and Non-state Actors

1st Edition

Sara E. Davies, Jeremy R. Youde

Routledge
Published October 26, 2017
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9780815377771 - CAT# K338900
Series: Global Health

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Summary

The capacity to conduct international disease outbreak surveillance and share information about outbreaks quickly has empowered both State and Non-State Actors to take an active role in stopping the spread of disease by generating new technical means to identify potential pandemics through the creation of shared reporting platforms. Despite all the rhetoric about the importance of infectious disease surveillance, the concept itself has received relatively little critical attention from academics, practitioners, and policymakers. This book asks leading contributors in the field to engage with five key issues attached to international disease outbreak surveillance - transparency, local engagement, practical needs, integration, and appeal - to illuminate the political effect of these technologies on those who use surveillance, those who respond to surveillance, and those being monitored.

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