Conclusion: Emergency, Sustainability and Success

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


This book began by considering how the international system understands and engages with the needs of those who are addressed by its policies. To do this it analysed the emergence of the politics of Global AIDS and the institutionalization of its political and policy practices over time. Two key questions motivating the analysis were: how best to think about the politics of the global AIDS response today, and what are the implications of this for a future that should more broadly be about the politics of sustainability of lives? These questions were motivated by the shifting focus from the emergency logic that first defined the politics of the global AIDS response towards a longer-term approach.


Global Health Governance Emergency Logic Preexposure Prophylaxis Broad Global Health Level Behaviour Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hakan Seckinelgin
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  1. 1.Department of Social PolicyLondon School of Economics and PoliticalLondonUK

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