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Dreamscapes of ModernitySociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power$
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Sheila Jasanoff and Sang-Hyun Kim

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226276496

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226276663.001.0001

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Global Health Security and the Pathogenic Imaginary

Global Health Security and the Pathogenic Imaginary

(p.300) Fourteen Global Health Security and the Pathogenic Imaginary
Dreamscapes of Modernity

Andrew Lakoff

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes global health security as a strategic framework designed to prepare for and respond to the onset of disease emergencies. The chapter tracks the technical practices through which global health experts imagine the catastrophic threat of emerging disease, focusing on the governance regime of the International Health Regulations that has consolidated in response. It then turns to a specific case that demonstrates the challenges posed to this regime: Indonesia's objection to sharing samples of avian influenza collected as part of the World Health Organization's Global Influenza Surveillance Network.

Keywords:   sociotechnical imaginary, biopolitics, global health, pandemic preparedness, WHO

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