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The Politics of HIV/AIDS in Russia

By Ulla Pape

Routledge – 2014 – 284 pages

Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

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    978-0-415-83060-7
    August 29th 2013

Description

This book studies the role of civil society organisations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Russia. It looks at how Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic has developed into a serious social, economic and political problem, and how according to the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Russia is currently facing the biggest HIV/AIDS epidemic in all of Europe with an estimated number of 980,000 people living with HIV in 2009. The book investigates civil society organisations’ contribution to social change and civil society development in post-Soviet Russia, and thus situates a specific type of civil society actors into a broader socio-political context and questions their ability to represent civic interests, particularly in the field of social policy-making and health. This allows for a better understanding of the dynamics of state-society relations in present-day Russia, and gives insight into the ways HIV/AIDS NGOs in Russia have used transnational ties in order to exert influence on domestic policy-making in the field of HIV/AIDS.

Contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. Civil Society, NGOs and the Russian State 3. Civil Society and the Global Governance of HIV/AIDS 4. Russia’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic and Government Response 5. HIV/AIDS and Russian Society 6. The Organisational Landscape of HIV/AIDS NGOs in Russia 7. Building Bridges, Creating Trust: HIV/AIDS NGOs in Tomsk 8. Improving Policy and Practice: NGOs in St. Petersburg 9. Advocacy Based on Evidence: HIV/AIDS NGOs in Kaliningrad 10. In the Centre of Russian HIV/AIDS politics: NGOs in Moscow 11. Conclusions

Author Bio

Ulla Pape is scientific staff member at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany.

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Description: By Ulla Pape. This book studies the role of civil society organisations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Russia. It looks at how Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic has developed into a serious social, economic and political problem, and how according to the United...
Categories: Central Asian, Russian & Eastern European Studies, Russian & Soviet Politics, Health & Society