Title

Policy Adoption in Dynamic International Environments: Evidence from National AIDS Programs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-25-2009

Publication Title

Public Administration and Development

Abstract

The policy adoption is often seen as a function of internal determinants, external determinants, or a combination of the two. In the years since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic nearly every country in the world has adopted of some nature a program to combat the epidemic. This article demonstrates the mixed mechanisms influencing the adoption of AIDS programs, in a quantitative study of 90 countries. Prior studies have claimed that multilateral organizations were vital to global action against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This study provides empirical evidence showing the actions taken by the multilateral organizations have both helped and hindered efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

DOI

10.1002/pad.555

Volume

29

Issue

5