The Health of Nations: Infectious Disease, Environmental Change, and Their Effects on National Security and Development

The Health of Nations: Infectious Disease, Environmental Change, and Their Effects on National Security and Development

by Andrew T. Price-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262162032

ISBN-13: 9780262162036

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

In recent decades, new pathogens such as HIV, the Ebola virus, and the BSE prion have emerged, and old scourges such as tuberculosis, cholera, and malaria have grown increasingly resistant to treatment. Although these developments may not threaten the continuation of the human species, they do threaten the prosperity and stability of human societies. In this

Overview

In recent decades, new pathogens such as HIV, the Ebola virus, and the BSE prion have emerged, and old scourges such as tuberculosis, cholera, and malaria have grown increasingly resistant to treatment. Although these developments may not threaten the continuation of the human species, they do threaten the prosperity and stability of human societies. In this trailblazing book, Andrew Price-Smith investigates the influence of infectious disease on nations' stability and prosperity. He also provides a theoretical and empirical foundation for the emerging field of health security.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262162036
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
1Bridging the Gap: A Consilient Methodology21
2A Smoking Gun: Preliminary Statistical Evidence49
3Disease, Destitution, and Development77
4Infectious Disease and Security117
5Environmental Change and Disease Proliferation141
Conclusion171
Notes185
Index215

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