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Description - AIDS and Power by Alex de Waal

One in six adults in sub-Saharan Africa will die in their prime of AIDS. It is a stunning cataclysm, plunging life expectancy to pre-modern levels and orphaning millions of children. Yet political trauma does not grip Africa. People living with AIDS are not rioting in the streets or overthrowing governments. In fact, democratic governance is spreading. Contrary to fearful predictions, the social fabric is not being ripped apart by bands of unsocialized orphan children. AIDS and Power explains why social and political life in Africa goes on in a remarkably normal way, and how political leaders have successfully managed the AIDS epidemic so as to overcome any threats to their power. Partly because of pervasive denial, AIDS is not a political priority for electorates, and therefore not for democratic leaders either. AIDS activists have not directly challenged the political order, instead using international networks to promote a rights-based approach to tackling the epidemic. African political systems have proven resilient in the face of AIDS's stresses, and rulers have learned to co-opt international AIDS efforts to their own political ends. In contrast with these successes, African governments and international agencies have a sorry record of tackling the epidemic itself. AIDS and Power concludes without political incentives for HIV prevention, this failure will persist.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781842777077
ISBN-10: 1842777076
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alex de Waal

ALEX DE WAAL is a writer and activist on African issues. He is a fellow of the Global Equity Initiative, Harvard, Director of the Social Science Research Council program on AIDS and social transformation, and a director of Justice Africa in London. His latest previously published book, with Julie Flint, is Darfur (Zed Books, 2005).

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