Cases Comparison: Outlook on H1N1 Influenza Pandemic and Conclusions
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As globalization continues to blur borders and increase interdependence, risk transcends national borders, causing major challenges in risk governance. While risk interdependence and the increased complexity of the international environment require the formulation of global responses to global risks, risk governance processes to cope with them are emerging. (2, 4) The effects of globalization render the question of risk governance and the role of international organizations in this emerging process particularly relevant. This is well illustrated in the health sector. Epidemics and pandemics know no borders and are often characterized by a high level of uncertainty regarding the causality of risk and its potential social and economic consequences.