Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint

Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint

by Lawrence O. Gostin
     
 

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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

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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.

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"Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint is not only lively, engaging, and entirely readable, it also cuts no corners in accuracy or precision of legal analysis."--Metapsychology Online
Metapsychology Online

“Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint is not only lively, engaging, and entirely readable, it also cuts no corners in accuracy or precision of legal analysis.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520226487
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Series:
California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
517
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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"Lawrence Gostin's Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint is not only lively, engaging, and entirely readable, it also cuts no corners in accuracy or precision of legal analysis."—Metapsychology Online

Meet the Author


Lawrence O. Gostin is Professor of Law at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as Director of the CDC Collaborating Center for Law & the Public's Health. His publications include Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (California, 2000) and Public Health and Human Rights in the AIDS Pandemic (1997).

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