The securitization of health in the Trump era

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Though global health has attained a prominent position on the global political agenda over the course of a generation, the inauguration of the Trump Administration in the United States threatens to challenge this international consensus. He has evinced scepticism about the value of multilateralism, called for significant cuts to foreign aid, and expressed fear that foreigners would bring disease to the United States. In the face of these challenges and the need to at least maintain current levels of international commitment to global health to prevent reverses in health gains, I argue that the securitisation of health may offer a pragmatic strategy for keeping the United States engaged on global health issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-550
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Journal of International Affairs
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Donald Trump
  • Global health
  • United States
  • foreign aid
  • securitization

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The securitization of health in the Trump era'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this