The Legitimacy of Global Health Governance
Forces and Receptions of Change
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
The Legitimacy of Global Health Governance examines organisations which deal with global health governance, differing from intergovernmental organisations such as the WHO. It looks at the new governance forms these organisations represent, showing that they have unprecedented characteristics in terms of their organisational features and their approach to achieving outcomes.
How is the legitimacy of these organisations validated if they do not use existing intergovernmental models? In order to address this key question, the book traces the evolution of governance in the global health arena, and explains the role of stakeholders in the legitimization process. It analyses stakeholders’ priorities in terms of what constitutes good, appropriate and ‘legitimate’ governance, and how they view organisations with respect to these priorities.
Three case studies of organisations dealing with HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, provide a detailed mapping of the activities and structures of global health governance organisations. The Legitimacy of Global Health Governance will be of interest to students and scholars of global health issues and politics, and globalization.
Introduction: Global level approaches to health challenges 1. Legitimacy and global health governance: Trends, challenges and questions 2. From international cooperation in health to global health governance: Insights from historical perspectives 3. Legitimacy in global health governance 4. Stakeholders in Global Health Governance 5. UNAIDS - Public governance with a focus on problem-solving capacity 6. GFATM - Inclusive governance with focus on efficacy 7. The GAVI Alliance - Expertise and Effectiveness 8. Conclusions
Carmen Huckel Schneider is a Senior Analyst at the Sax Institute, Sydney, Australia. The Sax Institute builds research partnerships for health provision in NSW, and is a coalition of Universities, public health and health service research groups.