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 has been widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. Gostin’s definition of public health was based on the notion that the government bears certain responsibilities for advancing the health and well-being of the general population. The/i>… See more details below
Lawrence O. Gostin’s seminal Public Health Law has been widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. Gostin’s definition of public health was based on the notion that the government bears certain responsibilities for advancing the health and well-being of the general population. The book developed a rich understanding of constitutional powers and limits, as well as statutory, administrative, and tort law, demonstrating the vital importance of law as a tool in the realization of a healthier and safer population.
In this bold new edition, Gostin is joined by coauthor Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze the crucial role of law in addressing today’s major health threats, including emerging infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters, car fatalities, gun violence, opioid overdoses, and chronic diseases caused by tobacco use, poor diet, and physical inactivity. The book creates an intellectual framework for the modern field of 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 coming public and political debates in this dynamic field.
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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