Political Science

POLS4727The Politics of Global Health3 ch (3S) [W]

This course considers challenges in contemporary global health governance by examining the global response to a specific disease/health issue, focusing on how the global South is implicated in this governance and disease response. Questions we will explore include: how is health global? What is the relationship between 'the global' and 'the local' in global health governance? How effective are various global health strategies, programs and frameworks, and in what ways do they have uneven effects on different populations and regions? What are the power relations between actors including states, international and multilateral organizations, social movements, and the private sector? What are the structural and political drivers of health inequity?

Recommended prior course: POLS 2303POLS 2703, IDS 2001, IDS 2003 or permission of course instructor.