Abstract

This thesis takes on the responsibility of assessing the political implications of pandemics. The thesis reasserts the dominance of Morgenthau's classical realism within the field of international relations. The utility of Morgenthau's work exists within his particular framework of national power. This thesis seeks to assess the veracity of Hans Morgenthau's 20th century classical realism, in the 21st century international environment, and investigates the threat posed to nation states by infectious disease; and in particular the widespread and lethal pandemic.

Year Manuscript Completed

2011

Disciplines

Community Health | Environmental Public Health | Infectious Disease | International Public Health

Keywords

Communicable diseases -- Political aspects; World politics -- Psychological aspects; World health; Health behavior.

Primary Language of Manuscript

EN

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