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Global governance vs local governance in the field of HIV/AIDS: an analytical framework

Jönsson, Kristina LU (2009) Meeting Global Challenges in Research Cooperation, 2008 In [Host publication title missing] p.474-480
Abstract
Recent decades have been characterised by increasingly complex governance structures. In order to tackle threats from epidemics, environmental degradation and other trans-boundary problems governments collaborate not only with actors from other governments, international agencies and civil society, but also from the private sector and business community. Large numbers of global partnerships, including public-private, have been created together with initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals, which guide today’s development strategies. Nevertheless we do not know enough about how these new arrangements affect national politics, policymaking and eventually policy implementation at the local level. The current changes are quite... (More)
Recent decades have been characterised by increasingly complex governance structures. In order to tackle threats from epidemics, environmental degradation and other trans-boundary problems governments collaborate not only with actors from other governments, international agencies and civil society, but also from the private sector and business community. Large numbers of global partnerships, including public-private, have been created together with initiatives such as the Millennium Development Goals, which guide today’s development strategies. Nevertheless we do not know enough about how these new arrangements affect national politics, policymaking and eventually policy implementation at the local level. The current changes are quite radical in terms of governance and the role of the state, especially in transitional low-income countries where not only new actors enter the scene, but also new norms and ways of doing things affecting policymaking have to be taken into account, together with the new collaboration patterns. Political processes are affected in various ways, which in turn raises questions about the democratic quality of governing arrangements at different levels of society. The aim of this paper is to develop an analytical framework that can be used to better understand these processes. The paper is part of a three-year project with the ambition to investigate how global policy and global partnerships influence national and local governance, and vice versa, both with regard to political and organisational structures and to concrete policy initiatives and their implementation. Inclusion and exclusion in policymaking together with the role of the state in relation to other actors is central for the project. Empirically the project focuses on HIV/AIDS policies in Cambodia and Laos. The project is qualitative in character using a comparative case study approach. Besides literature reviews, interviews will be conducted with representatives from international organisations and agencies, NGOs and health officials. The results are expected to be policy relevant and contribute with both empirical and theoretical findings. (Less)
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HIV/AIDS, policy, global governance, local governance, Cambodia, Laos
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Karlsson, Ingrid; Röing de Nowina, Kristina; and
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7 pages
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Uppsala University
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Meeting Global Challenges in Research Cooperation, 2008
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1403-1264
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978-91-975741-9-8
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Global Governance vs. Local Governance: HIV/AIDS as a Political Arena
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English
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  author       = {Jönsson, Kristina},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Karlsson, Ingrid and Röing de Nowina, Kristina},
  isbn         = {978-91-975741-9-8},
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  keyword      = {HIV/AIDS,policy,global governance,local governance,Cambodia,Laos},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {474--480},
  publisher    = {Uppsala University},
  title        = {Global governance vs local governance in the field of HIV/AIDS: an analytical framework},
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