Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Ethics and Security Aspects of Infectious Disease Control: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by Christian Enemark, Michael J Selgelid
     
 

The actual or potential burden of infectious diseases is sometimes so great that governments treat them as threats to national security. However, such treatment potentially increases the risk that emergency disease-control measures will be ineffective, counterproductive and/or unjust. Research on ethical issues associated with infectious disease is a relatively new… See more details below

Overview

The actual or potential burden of infectious diseases is sometimes so great that governments treat them as threats to national security. However, such treatment potentially increases the risk that emergency disease-control measures will be ineffective, counterproductive and/or unjust. Research on ethical issues associated with infectious disease is a relatively new and rapidly growing area of academic inquiry, as is research on infectious diseases within the field of security studies. This volume incorporates ethical and security perspectives, thus furthering research in both fields. Its unique focus on the intersection of ethical and security dimensions will, furthermore, generate fresh insights on how governments should respond to infectious disease challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409470892
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Series:
Global Health
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
18 MB
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