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Author Rowden, Rick

Title The deadly ideas of neoliberalism : how the IMF has undermined public health and the fight against AIDS / Rick Rowden
Published London : Zed Books, 2009


Description 1 online resource (243 pages)
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
Summary "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."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-235) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject International Monetary Fund.
SUBJECT International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund. fast (OCoLC)fst00556666
Internationaler Währungsfonds gnd
Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Prevention -- Finance -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
Neoliberalism -- Economic aspects
AIDS (Disease) -- Treatment -- Finance -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
Public health -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
Economic assistance -- Developing countries
International cooperation.
Developing Countries
HIV Infections -- economics
HIV Infections -- prevention & control
International Cooperation
Public Health Practice -- economics
Liberalism & centre democratic ideologies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Foreign Exchange.
International cooperation.
Economic assistance.
Public health -- Economic aspects.
Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781848132863
Other Titles How the IMF has undermined public health and the fight against AIDS
How the International Monetary Fund has undermined public health and the fight against AIDS