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AIDS Drugs For All: Social Movements and Market Transformations

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AIDS DRUGS FOR ALL
Social Movements and Market Transformations
Drawing on a rich set of interviews and surveys, this book shows how the global AIDS treatment advocacy movement helped millions in the developing world gain access to life-saving medication. The movement achieved this by transforming the market for AIDS drugs from one which was 'low volume, high price' to one based on access for all. Insights are applied to a range of other cases including malaria, maternal mortality, water/diarrheal disease, non-communicable diseases, education, climate change, the ivory trade, sex trafficking and the Atlantic slave trade.
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AIDS Drugs For All: Social Movements and Market Transformations
By Ethan B. Kapstein and
Joshua W. Busby,
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2013
ISBN 1107632641, 978-1107632646
337 pages


Ethan B. Kapstein

Arizona Centennial Professor, Arizona State University, and Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford and UK Department for International Development.

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Ethan B. Kapstein is Arizona Centennial Professor of International Affairs and Senior Director for Research at the McCain Institute for International Leadership in Washington DC, a think-tank associated with Arizona State University. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. He has previously held chaired positions at the University of Texas at Austin, INSEAD, and the University of Minnesota, Ethan has also served as a Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations, Principal Administrator at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, and Executive Director of the Economics and National Security Program at Harvard University. He is a former international banker and has served as an officer in the United States Navy. A specialist in international economic relations, he has published widely in professional and policy journals, and is a frequent contributor to the op-ed pages of the International Herald Tribune and Los Angeles Times. He is the author or editor of ten books, the most recent of which is AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations (with Josh Busby). He has been a consultant to many private and public sector organisations, including Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank and OECD, and has been a visiting professor at Sciences Po (Paris), the University of Nice, the National Institute for Defense Studies (Tokyo) and the National War College (Washington, DC). Professor Kapstein's free-time activities include sports (swimming, tennis, jogging), hiking, sailing, and reading.

Affiliations include: Center for Global Development, National Bureau of Economic Research, Arizona State University, and The McCain Institute.

"The world may be moving inexorably toward one of those tragic moments that will lead future historians to ask, why was nothing done in time? Were the economic and policy elites unaware of the profound disruption that economic and technological change was causing working men and women? What prevented them from taking the steps necessary to prevent a global social crisis?"

ETHAN KAPSTEIN
Foreign Affairs

May-June 1996

 

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