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Covid-19 and Vaccine Nationalism. Managing the Politics of Global Pandemics

  • Book

  • February 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5658501

COVID-19 and Vaccine Nationalism: Managing the Politics of Global Pandemics provides an in-depth overview of the complex nature politics played in vaccine production and distribution. The book ensures international and domestic politics, governance, and mechanisms of vaccine production and administration are understandable through insightful discussions. The book aims to solve several problems, including the essence of vaccine nationalism in a context of international politics, the discourse of vaccine nationalism outside popular media, historical documentation of the problem of vaccine inequality and low access of COVID-19 vaccines in developing countries of Africa, the Caribbean, parts of Asia, and more.

Final sections cover the global blueprint of solving the problem of the COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines and an in-depth analysis of the politics of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, China, Europe, the United Kingdom and India.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Vaccine Nationalism and Politics of Covid-19
2. Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns: How nations got here
3. American Politics and Lessons for Global Covid-19 Vaccinations
4. China's nationalism and Covid-19 Vaccines
5. Fragmented Covid-19 Vaccine Nationalism and Politics in the EU and UK
6. Covid-19 Vaccine Politics: India's nationalism and global supplies
7. Reflections on Vaccine Nationalism and Global Inequalities
8. The United Nations Call to end Vaccine Nationalism


Eric E. Otenyo Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA. Dr. Eric Edwin Otenyo PhD is professor of Public Administration at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona. His MPA is from Syracuse University and PhD from Miami University, Oxford Ohio. He has taught advanced courses in public administration and policy and served as MPA program advisor in the department of Politics and International Affairs at the same university. He previously taught at the University of Nairobi and at Illinois State University. His publications include numerous articles in peer -reviewed journals, conference papers, book chapters on policy and governance issues, and the following books: Comparative Public Administration: The Essential Readings and E-Government: The Use of Information and Communication.