International Politics Reviews

, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp 72–76 | Cite as

Who Governs Global Health?

Review of Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar: Governing Global Health: Who Runs the World and Why?
  • Tim Ken MackeyEmail author
Book Review

The title of Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar’s book “Governing Global Health” is straightforward, though figuring out the “who” and “why” of what drives shifts in global health governance is an exceedingly complex subject to tackle, even for Sridhar and Clinton who are well situated for this daunting task. If you are a newbie to global health or looking for a casual read, then this book may not be for you. If you are a global health practitioner but this is your first foray into global health policy, financing, and governance, then prepare yourself for a heavy indoctrination. If you are someone like myself, who considers himself a global health governance scholar and aficionado, then you will be in familiar, albeit not necessarily, new or novel territory.

The central narrative and approach of the book focus on the examination of four global health organizations in two distinct categories as comparative case studies: (1) the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank (historic...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Division of Global Public Health, Department of MedicineUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Joint Masters Program in Health Policy and LawUniversity of California, San Diego School of Medicine and California Western School of LawSan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Global Health Policy InstituteSan DiegoUSA

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