Conclusion Balancing Global Public Goods and Privacy: A Human Rights Approach to Biopolitical Surveillance

  • Jeremy Youde


Surveillance is of vital importance if the international community wants to achieve global public good through infectious disease control. Governments, working in concert, need to collect information about how a disease spreads, who has the disease, and who might be at risk for contracting it in order to prevent an epidemic from getting out of control.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Surveillance Program Local Official Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Basic Health Care 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    See Peter D. Baldwin, Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Responds to AIDS (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005)Google Scholar
  2. Paul Farmer, Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997)Google Scholar
  3. Paul Farmer, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005)Google Scholar
  4. Sofia Gruskin, “What Are Health and Human Rights?” Lancet 363 (2004), 1408CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Jonathan M. Mann and Daniel J.M. Tarantola, eds., AIDS in the World II (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996)Google Scholar
  6. 2.
    Tony Evans, “A Human Right to Health?” Third World Quarterly 23 (2002), 198.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 4.
    Ashley M. Fox and Benjamin Mason Meier, “Health as Freedom: Addressing Social Determinants of Global Health Inequities through the Human Right to Development”, Bioethics 23 (2009), 112–122.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 5.
    Onora O’Neill, “The Dark Side of Human Rights”, International Affairs 81 (2005), 427.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 6.
    Paul Greenough, “Intimidation, Coercion, and Resistance in the Final Stage of the South Asian Smallpox Eradication Campaign, 1973–1975”, Social Science and Medicine 41 (1995), 633–645.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 7.
    Jonathan B. Tucker, Scourge: The Once and Future Threat of Smallpox (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001), 113–115.Google Scholar
  11. 8.
    Donald A. Henderson, “Smallpox Eradication: A WHO Success Story”, World Health Forum 8 (1987), 283–292.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Jeremy Youde 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Youde

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations