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Paul Greenough, Stuart Blume, and Christine Holmberg

Vaccination and national identity In Part I of this book the authors explore how vaccination campaigns and new vaccine technologies have wittingly or unwittingly shaped national identity at different times and places. Paul Greenough's chapter foregrounds difficulties the US Communicable Disease Center (CDC) faced in 1958 in transferring its epidemiological expertise into Cold War Pakistan as a host of political groups, private citizens and other non-state

in The politics of vaccination
Children’s health and biosocial power
Kevin Ryan

until 2025 (DoH, 2013). Presented as a policy innovation, Healthy Ireland attempts to facilitate a ‘shift towards a broader, more inclusive approach to governance for health’ (DoH, 2013: 8). What this means is that the Department of Health (DoH) as well as non-state actors with a stake in the health sector are to work in partnership with ‘other areas of Government and public services concerned with social protection, children, industry, food safety, education, transport, housing, agriculture and the environment’ (DoH, 2013: 8). Moreover, the vision is presented as a

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
A governmental analysis
Ciara O’Dwyer

helps to indicate how non-state actors can have a powerful role in determining the policy agenda, provided they have the financial resources to do so. Conclusion Although neoliberal governmentality seeks ‘to secure the welfare of the population’ (Foucault, 1991: 100), liberal policies typically battle to reconcile an interest in the population’s well-being with a determination that the state should be frugal, and should constantly seek to curtail its activities in the interests of cost and liberty (McKinlay, Carter and Pezet, 2012). This summation is an accurate

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
A governmental analysis of the Stop the Spread campaign
Fiona Dukelow

, was problematised and rationalised in its own right. Thus he traced how both state and non-state actors pondered what he called the ‘art of government’ (Foucault, 2000a: 201) from the sixteenth century onwards. Returning to the distinction between sovereign power and biopower, Foucault tied the latter to questions of how to govern and how best to govern. Whereas sovereign power was and is about the imposition of the law such that obedience to law could be seen as an end in itself and a reflection of the power of the sovereign, with government it is a question not of

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland