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The securitisation of pandemic influenza: framing, security and public policy.
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PMID:  23039054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract This article examines how pandemic influenza has been framed as a security issue, threatening the functioning of both state and society, and the policy responses to this framing. Pandemic influenza has long been recognised as a threat to human health. Despite this, for much of the twentieth century it was not recognised as a security threat. In the decade surrounding the new millennium, however, the disease was successfully securitised with profound implications for public policy. This article addresses the construction of pandemic influenza as a threat. Drawing on the work of the Copenhagen School, it examines how it was successfully securitised at the turn of the millennium and with what consequences for public policy.
Adam Kamradt-Scott; Colin McInnes
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Global public health     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-1706     ISO Abbreviation:  Glob Public Health     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101256323     Medline TA:  Glob Public Health     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Centre for International Security Studies (CISS) , University of Sydney , Sydney , Australia.
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