Plagues and Politics (Global Issues Series): Infectious Disease and International Policy

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Infectious diseases once thought to be controlled (such as malaria and tuberculosis) are now spreading rapidly across the globe, and lethal new disease agents (HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and BSE) continue to emerge at an ominous pace. Policymakers must consider the implications of disease proliferation for economic prosperity, general well-being, and national security in affected societies. This work represents a collection of articles from the premier authors in the field on the ramifications of disease emergence for international development, international law, and nation security.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333800669
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/6/2001
  • Series: Global Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 311
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.68 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew T. Price-Smith is Post Doctoral Research Scientist at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network and Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Columbia University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction--Andrew T Price-Smith
• Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseases--Stephen S. Morse
• Climate, Ecology and Human Health--Paul R. Epstein
• The Economics of Emerging Infections in the Asia Pacific Region: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?--Robert Davis & Ann Marie Kimball
• Economic Growth, Disruption, Deprivation, Disease and Death: On the Importance of the Politics of Public Health for Development--Simon Szreter
• Disease, Deprivation and International Development--Andrew T. Price-Smith
• The Map is not the Territory: Reconceiving Human Security--Jim Whitman
• Ghosts of Kigali: Infectious Disease and Global Stability at the Turn of the Century--Andrew T. Price-Smith
• The Return of Infectious Disease--Laurie Garrett* Microsecurity--Sara Glasgow & Dennis Pirages
• Beyond the Traditional Intelligence Agenda: Examining the Merits of a Global Public Health Portfolio--Loch K. Johnson and Diane C. Syder
• The International Health Regulations in Historical Perspective--Simon Carvalho and Mark Zacher
• Public Health and International Law: The Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Formation of International Legal Regimes, 1800-2000--David P. Fidler

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