AIDS in Pakistan

Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs

Authors: Qureshi, Ayaz

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  • Draws on uniquely intimate ethnography from long-term participant observation in the government’s HIV/AIDS bureaucracy, the offices of NGOs, donor organizations, antiretroviral therapy and counselling centres
  • Provides an accessible and succinct overview of global health and development
  • Timely analysis that will also be of interest to HIV/AIDS specialists working in departments of health, NGOs, activists, and freelance researchers of health programmes
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About this book

This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan’s response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs - a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state. 
Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis. 
The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development. 

About the authors

Ayaz Qureshi studied Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and is an Assistant Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan. He has research interests in sexual and reproductive health, policy and neoliberalization.

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“This ethnography has valuable insights for practitioners and academics, and it raises interesting comparisons for the rise and demise of other global health or development initiatives in Pakistan. … Qureshi's book will have wider resonance for studies of sexuality, law, public health, government, development, democracy and societal change in the Islamic Republic, and it deserves to be read widely.” (Nichola Khan, Bloomsbury Pakistan, April 10, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-32

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  • AIDS in the Islamic Republic

    Pages 33-58

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  • The HIV Prevention Market

    Pages 59-84

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  • Enterprising Bureaucrats

    Pages 85-103

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  • Surviving Hard Times

    Pages 105-123

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Hardcover $169.99
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Softcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
AIDS in Pakistan
Book Subtitle
Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6220-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6220-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6219-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4830-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 217
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