Political Science(s) and the HIV Epidemic: A Critical Analysis

Abstract:

The academic discipline of political science has substantially addressed the politics and policy of the HIV/AIDS epidemic over the last two decades, but the epidemic has not become a full-fledged research agenda of its own, instead fitting HIV into. I analyze and group the extant research into four research programs. I suggest some future directions that political science may take, so as to further investigation of the empirical problem of HIV/AIDS, as well as to meet the disciplinary imperative to advance more general theories and explanations of political phenomena.
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, political science, global health, international development, governance, security studies

DOI

Keyword: HIV/AIDS, political science, global health, international development, governance, security studies
DOI: 10.1080/13569775.2012.674335
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