Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint / Edition 2

Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint / Edition 2

by Lawrence O. Gostin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520253760

ISBN-13: 2900520253765

Pub. Date: 10/02/2008

Publisher: University of California Press


Gostin’s timely book offers the first systematic definition and theory of public health law. Basing his definition on a broad notion of the government’s inherent responsibility to advance the population’s health and well-being, he develops a rich understanding of the government’s fundamental powers and duties. By analyzing constitutional

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Gostin’s timely book offers the first systematic definition and theory of public health law. Basing his definition on a broad notion of the government’s inherent responsibility to advance the population’s health and well-being, he develops a rich understanding of the government’s fundamental powers and duties. By analyzing constitutional powers and limits, as well as statutory, administrative, and tort law, Public Health Law vividly shows how law can become a potent tool for the realization of a healthier and safer population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520253765
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/02/2008
Series:
California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Series
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Pages:
800

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Table of Contents


LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF BOXES
FOREWORD BY DANIEL M. FOX, SAMUEL L. MILBANK, AND CARMEN HOOKER ODOM
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION XXI
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XXIX

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
PART TWO: LAW AND THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH
PART THREE:PUBLIC HEALTH AND CIVIL LIBERTIES IN CONFLICT
PART FOUR:THE FUTURE OF THE PUBLIC’S HEALTH

NOTES
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
TABLE OF CASES
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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