The Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa
By (author) Nicoli Nattrass
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Moral Economy of AIDS in South Africa by Nicoli Nattrass
Book DescriptionRelatively few people have access to antiretroviral treatment in South Africa. The government justifies this on grounds of affordability.Nicoli Nattrass argues that the government's view insulates AIDS policy from social discussion and efforts to fund large-scale intervention. Nattrass addresses South Africa's contentious AIDS policy from both an economic and ethical perspective, presenting: * a history of AIDS policy in South Africa * an expert analysis of the macroeconomic impact of AIDS * a delineation of the relationship between AIDS and poverty and the challenges it poses for development, inequality and social solidarity * an investigation into how a programme preventing mother-to-child transmission would be less expensive than having to treat children with AIDS-related illnesses * an exploration of the relationship between AIDS treatment and risky sexual behaviour * an economic and social case for expanded AIDS prevention and treatment intervention. This relevant and accessible work is a valuable resource for readers with an interest in AIDS policy and the social and economic implications of the pandemic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521548649
(228mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Nicoli Nattrass
Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa, Hardback (July 2015)
Seekings and Nattrass explain why poverty persisted in South Africa after the transition to democracy in 1994. The book examines how public policies both mitigated and reproduced poverty, and explains how and why these policies were adopted. The analysis offers lessons for the study of poverty elsewhere in the world.
Macroeconomics Simplified, Paperback (September 2014)
Explains the intuition behind Keynesian and neoclassical macroeconomics using graphs and simple algebra. This book provides students with a strong conceptual basis for understanding the tension between Keynesian and neoclassical systems that has once again came to the forefront since the 2007-08 financial crisis.
Denying AIDS, Hardback (January 2009)» View all books by Nicoli Nattrass
Since the discovery of HIV, there has been a concerted effort to spread misinformation about AIDS. This book exposes that effort, from its origins in the epidemic's earliest days to the psychology and politics of the current denial movement.
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