Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases

Published: April 21, 2009

Analyzing twenty-first century innovations in global health governance, this volume addresses questions of pandemics, essential medicines and disease eradication through detailed case studies of critical and rapidly spreading infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and SARS, and "lifestyle" illnesses such as tobacco-related illnesses, all of which are at the center of the current global health challenge.

Given its contemporary focus and wide range of world leading experts, this study is highly suitable for courses on global governance generally and global public health specifically across political science, economics, law, medicine, nursing and related fields. Scholars, practitioners and clinicians seeking a context for their front line health care provision will find this volume invaluable.




"This is a clear and prescient analysis of contemporary global health governance – its innovations, strengths, challenges and pitfalls. It is a must read for academics, government officials and activists alike."

-- James Orbinski, University of Toronto, Canada and former international President of Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders

About the Editors

Andrew F. Cooper is the associate director of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

John J. Kirton is associate professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto.

  • John Kirton is director of the G8 Research Group, and co-director of the G20 Research Group, the Global Health Diplomacy Program and the BRICS Research Group, all based at Trinity College at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.