Volume 2 (2011)
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Securitization of Disease in the United States: Globalization, Public Policy, and Pandemics
1East Carolina University
Citation Information: Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy. Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 10–30, ISSN (Online) 1944-4079, DOI: 10.2202/1944-4079.1019, April 2010
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Recent spread of the diseases SARS, Bird Flu, and H1N1 have raised questions about how the US government will address the implications of a major pandemic. One of the key issues is whether a disease can become part of the national security agenda. This paper examines recent government activities in response to diseases to determine whether any disease has actually become a national security issue and the conditions under which this might happen in the future.