Centre for Global Health Policy

Science and Global Health Security

Stefan Elbe
Christopher Long
Gemma Buckland-Merrett

Members of the Centre have worked on a number of projects exploring the role of science - especially the molecular life sciences - in the field of global health security:

Long, C. (2022). The Molecularisation of Security: Medical Countermeasures, Stockpiling and the Governance of Biological Threats. Abingdon: Routledge.  

Long, Christopher. "Challenging contingency: Viruses and the nature of molecular life." Security Dialogue 51.4 (2020): 323-339.

Elbe, Stefan, and Christopher Long. "The political economy of molecules: vital epistemics, desiring machines and assemblage thinking." Review of International Political Economy 27.1 (2020): 125-145.

Elbe, S., & Buckland-Merrett, G. (2019). Entangled security: Science, co-production, and intra-active insecurity. European Journal of International Security, 4(2), 123-141.

Long, Christopher. "Resilience as molecular enhancement: Bio-economies and medical countermeasures in the United States." Critical Studies on Security 7.1 (2019): 51-67.

Long, Christopher (2017) The molecularisation of security: medical countermeasure development and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), 2006-2015. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.

Elbe, Stefan. "The pharmaceuticalisation of security: Molecular biomedicine, antiviral stockpiles, and global health security." Review of International Studies 40.5 (2014): 919-938.