Over the past few years increasing attention has been given to the role of international organizations in the diffusion of policy ideas and promotion of particular macro-level policies. Much of the attention has been on the ideological driving forces behind such policies, and on the extent to which the policies are externally imposed. There has been limited discussion on the bread-and-butter, technical policies of international organizations, and how they devise, adopt, adapt, and then promote what come to be seen as policies of global \"best practice.\" This paper seeks to redress this gap by looking at the process of transfer of two infectious disease policies between international and national levels.
Governance, 17(2), 189-210 pp. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0491.2004.00243.x]
International organisations in transfer of infectious diseases policy: iterative loops of adoption, adaptation and marketing.