Paper Examines Intersections Of Global Health Policy, International Relations Theory
Global Public Health: Engagement or dismissiveness? Intersecting international theory and global health
Independent scholar Nathan Paxton and Jeremy Youde of the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University “argue that drawing on insights from classic and contemporary international theory more explicitly will positively augment the study of global health politics. This paper highlights four major theoretical orientations in the international relations literature (realism, neoliberal institutionalism, constructivism, and feminism) and discusses how an understanding of these perspectives can strengthen our understanding of global health policy” (7/19).