Global health governance has been the subject of wide scholarship, more recently brought to the fore by priorities for global health defined by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The health landscape itself has changed dramatically in the last two decades, shaped by cross-border flows of capital, ideas, technology intermediated through the complex interaction between global, national and local actors and institutions.

This book analyses the complex terrain of global health governance and local responses to new global forms of integration and fragmentation in India. It unpacks, both conceptually and empirically, local manifestation and translation of global health architecture and regimes and how these processes influence public health policy and practice; as well as to what extent rules and flows are complied with, resisted and transformed at national and sub-national levels. Drawing together critical scholarship on interactions between global and local actors, focusing on processes, dilemmas, conflicts and trade-offs that such engagement presents for national health policies and health systems, it speaks to this interface between the global, national and local.

Filling an important gap in global health governance scholarship in India, the book is a useful contribution to the fields of global health policy, international health and development, health systems, health inequalities, public health, public administration, development studies, social work, nursing, management studies and mainstream social science disciplines that engage with globalisation and health.

chapter 1|12 pages


Global Health Governance and Commercialisation of Public Health in India: Actors, Institutions and the Dialectics of Global and Local
ByAnuj Kapilashrami, Rama V. Baru

part I|61 pages

Actors, institutional practices and implicit agendas

chapter 2|14 pages

Mapping the conceptual terrain of global health governance

Global ‘ideas’, ‘innovations’ and normative frameworks to investments in health
ByAnuj Kapilashrami

chapter 3|26 pages

Technical agencies and nutrition governance in India

Power and influence in the context of contested approaches
ByVandana Prasad, Megan Arthur, T. Sundararaman, Ganapathy Murugan

chapter 4|19 pages

Global actors and local ‘partnerships’

A case study of USAID’s Sambhav scheme in Uttar Pradesh, India
ByBenjamin Hunter

part II|75 pages

The commercialisation of public health

chapter 5|20 pages

Commercialisation in health services in India since 1980

A biographical approach
ByRoger Jeffery

chapter 6|11 pages

Industrial vectors of non-communicable diseases

A case study of the alcohol industry in India
ByJeff Collin, Monika Arora, Sarah Hill

chapter 7|9 pages

Public-private partnerships in drug trials

Blurred boundaries and emerging concerns: a case study of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in India
BySarojini Nadimpally, Veena Johari, Divya Bhagianadh

chapter 8|19 pages

Unpackaging the private sector in health policy and services

ByRama V. Baru, Anuj Kapilashrami

chapter 9|14 pages

The dilemma of civil society

ByNeera Chandhoke