This commentary explores explanations for the EU's increasing involvement in public health. Through an examination of two case studies — policies on HIV/AIDS and preparations for pandemic influenza — it explores the process by which new ideas are disseminated in a policy sphere and the influence of law, economic interests, and international guidelines in making public health policy. It concludes by asking, with a comparative look at the United States, whether a European convergence on measures to control communicable disease is desirable.
Commentary|December 01 2012
Rosemary C. R. Taylor; Public Health in a Transnational Context: Explaining Europe's Role. J Health Polit Policy Law 1 December 2012; 37 (6): 1111–1120. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/03616878-1813863
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