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Author Aaltola, Mika.

Title Understanding the politics of pandemic scares : an introduction to global politosomatics / Mika Aaltola.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 208 pages.
polychrome rdacc
Series Routledge studies in governance and public policy ; 14.
Routledge studies in governance and public policy ; 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [194]-205) and index.
Summary "Reactions to pandemics are unlike any other global emergency; with an emphasis on withdrawal and containment of the sight of the infected. Dealing with the historical and conceptual background of diseases in politics and international relations, this volume investigates the global political reaction to pandemic scares. By evaluating anxiety and the political response to pandemics as a legitimisation of the modern state and its ability to protect its citizens from infectious disease, Understanding the Politics of Pandemic Scares examines the connection between international health governance and the emerging Western liberal world order. The case studies, including SARS, Bird Flu and Swine Flu, provide an understanding of how the world order, global health governance and people's bodies interact to produce scares and panics. Aaltola introduces an innovative new concept of 'politosomatics' based on the relationship that links individual stress, strain, and fear with global circulations of power to evaluate increasingly global bio-political environments in which pandemics exist. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of International Relations, Global Health, International Public Health and Global Health governance"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Communicable diseases -- Political aspects.
World politics -- Psychological aspects.
World health.
Health behavior.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0415603811 hardback
9781136650161 e-book