Dr Simon Rushton - Full List of Publications


Journal articles

  • Howell A, Mills C & Rushton S (2017) The (Mis)appropriation of HIV/AIDS advocacy strategies in Global Mental Health: Towards a more nuanced approach. Globalization and Health, 13(44). View this article in WRRO
  • Davies SE & Rushton S (2016) Public health emergencies: a new peacekeeping mission? Insights from UNMIL’s role in the Liberia Ebola outbreak. Third World Quarterly, 37(3), 419-435. View this article in WRRO
  • Rushton S (2016) Health Rights and Realization; Comment on “Rights Language in the Sustainable Development Agenda: Has Right to Health Discourse and Norms Shaped Health Goals?”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. View this article in WRRO
  • Heymann DL, Chen L, Takemi K, Fidler DP, Tappero JW, Thomas MJ, Kenyon TA, Frieden TR, Yach D, Nishtar S, Kalache A, Olliaro PL, Horby P, Torreele E, Gostin LO, Ndomondo-Sigonda M, Carpenter D, Rushton S, Lillywhite L, Devkota B, Koser K, Yates R, Dhillon RS & Rannan-Eliya RP (2015) Global health security: the wider lessons from the west African Ebola virus disease epidemic. The Lancet, 385(9980), 1884-1901.
  • Rushton S (2015) The politics of researching global health politics. A comment on Jeremy Shiffman’s ‘Knowledge, moral claims and the exercise of power in global health'. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. View this article in WRRO
  • McINNES COLIN & RUSHTON SIMON (2014) Health for health's sake, winning for God's sake: US Global Health Diplomacy and smart power in Iraq and Afghanistan. Review of International Studies, 40(05), 835-857.
  • Coates AL, Hill PS, Rushton S & Balen J (2014) The Holy See on sexual and reproductive health rights: conservative in position, dynamic in response. Reproductive Health Matters, 22(44), 114-124.
  • Harman S & Rushton S (2014) Analyzing Leadership in Global Health Governance. Global Health Governance, 1(VII), 1-19.
  • McInnes C & Rushton S (2013) HIV/AIDS and Securitization Theory. European Journal of International Relations, 19(1).
  • Woodling M, Williams OD & Rushton S (2012) New Life in Old Frames: HIV, Development and the ‘AIDS plus MDGs’ approach. Global Public Health, 7(Supp.2), S144-S158.
  • McInnes C, Kamradt-Scott A, Lee K, Roemer-Mahler A, Rushton S, Williams OD & Woodling M (2012) Framing global health: The governance challenge. Global Public Health, 7(Supp.2), S83-S94.
  • Rushton S (2012) The global debate over HIV-related travel restrictions: framing and policy change. Global Public Health, 7(Supp.2), S159-S175.
  • McInnes C & Rushton S (2012) Smart Power? Health Interventions for Strategic Effect in Iraq and Afghanistan. International Political Sociology, 6(3), 328-331.
  • Williams OD & Rushton S (2012) Frames, Paradigms and Power: Global Health Policy-Making under Neoliberalism. Global Society, 26(2), 147-167.
  • Kamradt-Scott A & Rushton S (2012) The revised International Health Regulations: socialization, compliance and changing norms of global health security. Global Change, Peace and Security, 24(1), 57-70.
  • Rushton S (2011) Are the ‘Good Times’ Over? Looking to the Future of Global Health Governance. Global Health Governance, 5(1).
  • Rushton S (2011) Global Health Security: Security for whom? Security from what?. Political Studies, 59(4), 779-796.
  • Rushton S (2010) Framing AIDS: Securitization, Development-ization, Rights-ization. Global Health Governance, 4(1).
  • Rushton S (2010) AIDS and International Security in the United Nations System. Health Policy and Planning, 25(6), 495-504.
  • McInnes C & Rushton S (2010) HIV, AIDS and Security: Where are we now?. International Affairs: promoting dialogue between academics and policy-makers, 86(1).
  • Rushton S (2008) The UN Secretary-General and norm entrepreneurship: Boutros Boutros-Ghali and democracy promotion’. Global Governance, 14(1), 95-110.
  • Rushton S & McInnes C (2006) The UK, health and peace-building: the mysterious disappearance of Health as a Bridge for Peace. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 22(2), 94-109.
  • Rushton S (2005) Health and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding: Resuscitating the Failed State in Sierra Leone. International Relations Journal, 19(4), 441-456.
  • Rushton S & Balen J () Use of Information and Communication Technologies in the formal and informal health system responses to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. Health Policy and Planning. View this article in WRRO
  • Rushton S () Promoting pro-health policies across regimes: Global AIDS institutions and the harm reduction debate. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations. View this article in WRRO


  • Rushton S & Kittelsen S (2016) Pandemics and Security In Dunn Cavelty M & Balzacq T (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Security Studies (2nd end.) (pp. 224-233). Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Rushton S (2016) Health Security In Caballero-Anthony M (Ed.), An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies: A Transnational Approach (pp. 174-192). London: Sage.
  • Rushton S & Duten AJ (2015) The Omega Man, colonialism, and Global Health, Politische Theorie im Film (pp. 195-212). Springer VS
  • Rushton S (2015) Who will lead?, "To Save Humanity" What Matters Most for a Healthy Future (pp. 301-304). Oxford University Press, USA
  • Rushton S & Kamradt-Scott A (2015) The revised international health regulations and outbreak response, The Politics of Surveillance and Response to Disease Outbreaks: The New Frontier for States and Non-state Actors (pp. 23-40).
  • Rushton S (2014) An Argument for Securitizing Global Health Priorities In Brown GW, Yamey G & Wamala S (Ed.), The Handbook of Global Health Policy Wiley-Blackwell
  • Williams OD & Rushton S (2011) Private Actors in Global Health Governance In Williams OD & Rushton S (Ed.), Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance Palgrave Macmillan
  • Williams OD & Rushton S (2011) The end of one era and the start of another: Partnerships, foundations and the shifting political economy of global health In Rushton S & Williams OD (Ed.), Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance Palgrave Macmillan
  • Rushton S (2009) Global Governance Capacities in Health: WHO and Infectious Disease In Kay A & Williams O (Ed.), Global Health Governance Palgrave Macmillan
  • Rushton S (2008) A History of Peace through Health In Arya N & Barbara JS (Ed.), Peace Through Health Kumarian Press


Website content

  • Davies SE & Rushton S (2015) Healing or Harming? United Nations Peacekeeping and Health.
  • Rushton S (2011) AIDS: Five Neglected Questions for Global Health Strategies.
  • Elbe S & Rushton S Antimicrobial Resistance and International Relations: Research Brief.

Edited books

  • Roemer-Mahler A & Rushton S (Ed.) (2017) The International Politics of Ebola. Routledge.
  • Rushton S & Youde J (Ed.) (2014) The Routledge Handbook of Global Health Security. Routledge.
  • Rushton S & Williams OD (Ed.) (2011) Partnerships and Foundations in Global Health Governance. Palgrave Macmillan.

Book reviews

  • Rushton S (2013) South African AIDS activism and global health politics.. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 89(6), 1498-1499.
  • Rushton S (2008) Groove Armada: Rafa Benítez, Anfield and the New Spanish Fury. Soccer and Society, 1(9), 151-153.
  • Rushton S (2008) The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American Power. Intelligence and National Security, 4(23), 586-588.