Risking Antimicrobial Resistance: A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences
Associate Professor of Sociology Carsten Strøby Jensen is one of three editors of the newly published book titled Risking Antimicrobial Resistance: A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to be one of the greatest threats to public health in the twenty-first century. In this context, understanding the reasons why perceptions of antibiotic risk differ between different groups is crucial when it comes to tackling antibiotic misuse. The book examines the social factors that affect use of antibiotics among humans and animals with a unique focus on Denmark – one of the world’s most progressive countries when it comes to antibiotic regulation – as well as Europe more broadly.
Associate Professor Carsten Strøby Jensen is currently participating in the research project UC-CARE (University of Copenhagen research Center for Control of Antibiotic Resistance), which is a cross disciplinary research excellence project at University of Copenhagen. Here, he is head of the work package called 'Antibiotics in social science context – between users and prescribers.' Doctors, veterinarians, microbiologists, pharmacists, and sociologists have all taken part in the UC-CARE project. The sociological perspective has among other things contributed to the project by analyzing how norms, culture, economy, and legislation affect the use of antibiotics and the risk of developing antibiotic resistance.
Carsten Strøby Jensen, Risking Antimicrobial Resistance: A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.