The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy

The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy

by Eric A. Feldman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521770408

ISBN-13: 9780521770408

Pub. Date: 03/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A study of the legal, ethical, and political dimensions of Japanese health policy debates in regards to AIDS policy and the definition of death. Feldman (law and society, New York U.) looks at the tensions generated between public health and individual rights, state power and personal privacy, and medical paternalism and patients' rights. Of primary concern to…  See more details below

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A study of the legal, ethical, and political dimensions of Japanese health policy debates in regards to AIDS policy and the definition of death. Feldman (law and society, New York U.) looks at the tensions generated between public health and individual rights, state power and personal privacy, and medical paternalism and patients' rights. Of primary concern to Feldman is whether the assertion of rights in contemporary health policy conflicts is a postwar phenomenon or has deeper roots (such as in the concept of , created by the Meiji reformers to translate European legal codes). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521770408
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Law and Society Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Reconsidering rights in Japanese law and society1
2Rights in Japanese history16
3Patients, rights, and protest in contemporary Japan38
4AIDS policy and the politics of rights53
5Asserting rights, legislating death82
6Litigation and the courts: talking about rights110
7A sociolegal perspective on rights in Japan141
Notes166
Bibliography198
Index214

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