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Science and Society: The HIV Epidemic and South African Political Responses

  • Hoosen Coovadia
  • Imraan Coovadia
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 609)

The incapacity of the South African political system to respond effectively to the HIV epidemic in the years between 1994 and 2004 is just as astonishing as the sheer magnitude of the public health crisis in democratic South Africa. The lack of an effective reaction challenges Amartya Sen's argument that a political democracy cannot afford to ignore a major disaster within its own borders as well as raising significant questions about the public place of scientific argument in a developing country.

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News Report African National Congress Political Democracy Public Health Crisis Apartheid Regime 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoosen Coovadia
  • Imraan Coovadia
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  1. 1.Associate Professor, Department of EnglishAdelphi UniversityNew York

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