Civil Society and Solidarity in the Politics of Global AIDS

Part of the Social Aspects of HIV book series (SHIV, volume 3)


This chapter focuses on two key transitions: first, the transformation of community activism around HIV to a more professionalized form of activity lobbying for political authority; the second, from a local to a more international activist stance. This focus on transitions considers how such changes informed how civil society came to be understood in relation to HIV, and how this understanding in turn influenced the way in which civil society in developing countries is now framed by international actors including international NGOs. Such an analysis allow me to consider how far the ethos of solidarity, often discussed in the literature as broadly based on the AIDS activism of the 1980s, relates to the circumstances in which many groups currently work in resource-poor settings.


Civil Society Local Group Civil Society Organization Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Civil Society Activism 
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  1. 1.Department of Social PolicyLondon School of Economics and PoliticalLondonUK

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