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AIDS in Pakistan: Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs

Author:
Qureshi, Ayaz

ISBN:
978 981 10 6219 3
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
217
List price(s):
169.00 USD
108.00 GBP
134.99 EUR

Publication date:
27 October 2017

Short description: 

This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis.

Full description: 

This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan's response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs - a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis. The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development.

Table of contents: 

Introduction.- Chapter 1: AIDS in the Islamic Republic.- Chapter 2: The HIV prevention market.- Chapter 3: Enterprising bureaucrats.- Chapter 4: Surviving hard times.- Chapter 5: Participating in the Global Fund.- Chapter 6: Responsibility for care and support.- Chapter 7: AIDS activism.- Conclusion.

Biography: 

Ayaz Qureshi studied Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. He has research interests in sexual and reproductive health, policy and neoliberalization.

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