Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781848132856 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848132849 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only

The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism

How the IMF has Undermined Public Health and the Fight Against AIDS

Rick Rowden

The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism

Rick Rowden

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256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2009  
Paper $40.95 ISBN: 9781848132856 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848132849 Published November 2009 For sale in North and South America only
'The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism' explores the history of and current collision between two of the major global phenomena that have characterized the last 30 years: the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases of poverty and the ascendancy of neoliberal economic ideas. The book explains not only how IMF policies of restrictive spending have exacerbated public health problems in developing countries, in particular the HIV/AIDS crisis, but also how such issues cannot be resolved under these economic policies. It also suggests how mounting global frustration about this inability to adequately address HIV/AIDS will ultimately lead to challenges to the dominant neoliberal ideas, as other more effective economic ideas for increasing public spending are sought. 

In stark, powerful terms, Rowden offers a unique and in-depth critique of development economics, the political economy dynamics of global foreign aid and health institutions, and how these seemingly abstract factors play out in the real world - from the highest levels of global institutions to African finance and health ministries to rural health outposts in the countryside of developing nations, and back again.
Contents
Introduction

Part 1 Emergence of HIV/AIDS and the Global Response
1. The History of Global Funding to Fight HIV/AIDS
2. The Impact of the AIDS Response on Public Health Systems
3. The Shortage of Health Care Workers and the 'Brain Drain' Problem
4. The Debate Over 'Vertical' vs. 'Horizontal' Donor Aid
5. Different Types of Health Systems, Different Types of Financing

Part 2 The Neoliberal Development Model
6. The Reagan Revolution, Structural Adjustment and The Washington Consensus
7. Neoliberal Theory and its Policies
8. The Consequences for Development

Part 3 Consequences for Health
9. The Demise of Public Health & Rise of Neoliberalism
10. The Consequences for Health
11. 30 Years Later: Coming Full Circle - Rediscovering Public Health
12. The IMF: Blocking Progress on Public Health

Conclusion
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