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From the Publisher'Overall, this is a very good book, containing sustained discussions on important dimensions of health security. It has the potential to inform transdisciplinary debates and provide foci for research in many areas.'
'Professor Elbe has provided an important resource in this well-written and documented book É In it, he explores the evolution of human health security, its medicalization, and its likely impact É Through a series of case examples, and references to the work of several of the best thinkers in this field, he develops his argument about the seemingly inexorable march of medicalization as the means of achieving human health security, and points to a future that is likely to be dominated by the practice of technical medical approaches and pharmaceutical interventions.'
Sarita Bhalotra, Brandeis University
'Every now and then a new book comes along that challenges us to think more deeply about an issue, to consider more carefully the choices we make and their impact. This book is just such a book. With this new work on the medicalization of security, Elbe has once again produced an insightful piece of work that will no doubt prove a reference point for policy-makers, academics, practitioners, and students, for years to come.'
Adam Kamradt-Scott, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
'This is an excellent book which provides an authoritative introduction to the subject coupled with a challenging and original new line of thinking about the problem of securing global health.'
Colin McInnes, Aberystwyth University
'Stefan Elbe has written a lucid and learned examination of the debate surrounding the securitization of health in the modern era. A fascinating contribution to the increasingly salient discourse on health and global governance.'
Andrew Price-Smith, The Colorado College