Developmental States, Civil Society and Public Health: Patent Regulation for HIV/AIDS Pharmaceuticals in India and Brazil

Cover: Regulation and Governance

Cover: Regulation and Governance

Thomas Eimer, Susanne Lütz – 2010

While both India and Brazil are seriously affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, each country has chosen a different approach to providing affordable pharmaceutical treatment. Whereas the Indian government has paved the way for market-driven solutions, Brazilian public authorities are strongly involved in the research and production of HIV/AIDS medication. Brazilian regulations permit comprehensive and free provision of HIV/AIDS drugs, whereas the majority of the affected population in India does not receive adequate pharmaceutical treatment. To explain the different policy outputs, we draw on the developmental state literature. Efficient decisionmaking structures, a devoted bureaucracy, and effective policy instruments enable public authorities to provide public goods even in the context of relative scarcity. We show that the assumptions of developmental state theory have to be complemented by the assessment of civil society actors' potential to trigger governmental interventions in the market.

Titel
Developmental States, Civil Society and Public Health: Patent Regulation for HIV/AIDS Pharmaceuticals in India and Brazil
Verlag
Wiley-Blackwell
Schlagwörter
Staat, Brasilien, Ökonomie, Staatlichkeit, Teilprojekt D7
Datum
2010
Kennung
ISSN 1748-5991
Erschienen in
Regulation & Governance, 4 (2), 135-153.
Sprache
eng
Art
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