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'Because we all know that vaccines are an extremely effective public health tool': Path dependency, H1N1 and the World Health Organisation

Abeysinghe, Sudeepa


Infectious disease threats are surrounded by scientific uncertainty. As a result, institutional structures can heavily determine the way in which such risks are managed. This is illustrated by the World Health Organisation's (WHO) management of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Given this, theories of path dependency, derived from the 'new institutionalism', are useful in analysing such events. This article examines theories of institutional and discursive path dependency in respect to the case study of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Studies
DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2012.719725


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