The Life-Cycle of Transnational Issues: Lessons from the Access to Medicines Controversy

  title={The Life-Cycle of Transnational Issues: Lessons from the Access to Medicines Controversy},
  author={Jean‐Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Morin},
  journal={Global Society},
  pages={227 - 247}
  • J. Morin
  • Published 22 March 2010
  • Business
  • Global Society
Why and how do issues expire? This paper applies the concept of path dependency to issue-life cycle and argues that the manner in which an issue dies is closely associated with how it comes to life. This paper argues that, on the Access to Medicines issue, the first actors (1) to have called attention to a legal problem, (2) to have capitalised on the HIV/AIDs crisis, and (3) to have used the example of Africa, were also the first to have felt constrained by their own frame in their attempt to… 
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