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High Politics, Low Politics, and Global Health

Youde, Jeremy


It has become commonplace to argue that global health has ascended from “low politics” to the ranks of “high politics” in international relations—those issues of existential importance to the state and which concern its very survival. Despite its ubiquity, the actual substance of such a shift in the framing of global health is largely unexamined. In this article, I argue that empirical evidence belies the idea that global health is a “high politics” issue. This dichotomy makes little sense,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Global Security Studies
DOI: 10.1093/jogss/ogw001
Access Rights: Open Access


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