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From the Publisher"*The Health of Nations* will be known as *the* book on the political economy of disease for some time to come."—Dennis Pirages, Department of Government and Politics, University of MarylandPlease note: Asterisks indicate words and phrases that should be in italics.
"The resurgence of infectious disease and climate change—two symptoms of global change—present growing threats to our biological security and international stability. AndrewPrice-Smith's timely analysis, appearing as environmental, energy and economic crises converge,provides the rationale for promptly establishing funds and creating the governance structure to propel and coordinate a cleaner, healthier and more equitable form of development."—Paul R.
Epstein, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, HarvardMedical School
"Andrew Price-Smith's book is a pioneering treatment of the relationship between infectious disease, political order, and economic development in poor countries. This issue will be a critical concern of international policymakers in the 21st century."—Thomas Homer-Dixon,Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, University of Toronto
"If you think national security is only about a missile being launched from NorthKorea or expansionist incursions from Iraq, you missed what has been happening in the world over the last twenty years. Price-Smith's Health of Nations brilliantly demonstrates why infectious diseases are a clear and present danger."—Jordan S. Kassalow, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy,Council on Foreign RelationsPlease note: Endorser gives permission for us to use only the last sentence, if we like.
"Andrew Price-Smith's The Health of Nations is a riveting and vital read. Price-Smith documents the major and growing role of disease in stunting development, and the growing role of environmental change in the emergence of new diseases. This book is required reading for anyone interested in international relations, comparative politics, international organization, and health policy—or indeed, anyone on this planet with a body."—Daniel H. Deudney, Department of PoliticalScience, Johns Hopkins University
"The Health of Nations addresses the very important public policy issues of the effects of diseases on people's welfare and international relations. Andrew Price-Smith explores some of the ways in which the prevalence of diseases can undermine international commerce and can promote interstate conflicts. An important contribution to the literature on global public health."—Mark Zacher, Institute of International Relations, University of BritishColumbia