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Description - The Politics of Surveillance and Response to Disease Outbreaks by Sara E. Davies

The capacity to conduct international disease outbreak surveillance and share information about outbreaks quickly has empowered both State and Non-State Actors to take an active role in stopping the spread of disease by generating new technical means to identify potential pandemics through the creation of shared reporting platforms. Despite all the rhetoric about the importance of infectious disease surveillance, the concept itself has received relatively little critical attention from academics, practitioners, and policymakers. This book asks leading contributors in the field to engage with five key issues attached to international disease outbreak surveillance - transparency, local engagement, practical needs, integration, and appeal - to illuminate the political effect of these technologies on those who use surveillance, those who respond to surveillance, and those being monitored.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815377771
ISBN-10: 0815377770
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: CRC Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Sara E. Davies

Sara E. Davies is ARC Future Fellow and QUT Vice-Chancellor Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research, Queensland University of Technology. Jeremy R. Youde is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth, USA.

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