publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Governing Global Health : Knowledge and power in the global tobacco epidemic

Kenny, Katherine Elizabeth;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
This dissertation examines the coproduction of epistemic and regulatory authority in the field of global health using the case of international tobacco control. In 2005, the world's first public health treaty -- the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) -- was brought into force by the World Health Organization (WHO). Unanimously adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2003, the FCTC has since become one of the most widely and rapidly adopted treaties in the history of the United Nations. The success of the treaty is frequently attributed to its "unequivocal evidence base" and, as a result, the FCTC is frequently seen primarily as a technical accomplish...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tobacco use Health aspects, Law and legislation Tobacco, Law and legislation Economic aspects Tobacco, Public health laws, International, World health Economic aspects, UCSD Dissertations, Academic Sociology (Science Studies).
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