Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint / Edition 2by Lawrence O. Gostin
Pub. Date: 10/02/2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Lawrence O. Gostin’s seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial/i>… See more details below
Lawrence O. Gostin’s seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, natural disasters, opiod overdose, and gun violence. The authors draw on constitutional law, administrative law, local government law, and tort law to develop their conception of law as a tool for protecting the public’s health.
The book creates an intellectual framework for modern public health law and supports that framework with illustrations of the scientific, political, and ethical issues involved. In proposing innovative solutions for the future of the public’s health, Gostin and Wiley’s essential study provides a blueprint for public and political debates to come.
New issues covered in this edition:
• Corporate personhood rights raised in response to regulations of tobacco, food and beverages, alcohol, firearms, prescription drugs, and marijuana.
• Local government authority to protect the public’s health.
• Deregulation and harm reduction as modes of public health law intervention.
• Taxation, spending, and alteration of the socioeconomic environment as modes of public health law intervention.
• Access to health care as a strategy for protecting the public’s health.
• Taxation, spending, licensing, zoning, and shared-use strategies for chronic disease prevention.
• The public health law perspective on violence and injury prevention.
• Health justice as a framework for reducing health disparities and protecting the public’s health.
- University of California Press
- Publication date:
- California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Series
- Edition description:
- Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.38(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.71(d)
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
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
Table of Cases
About the Author
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