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Public Health Law : Ethics, Governance, and Regulation (Hardcover) (John Coggon & Keith Syrett & A. M.
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The past decade has seen a surge in interest in public health law, ethics, and policy, both in teaching and research. This comprehensive text explores the relationship between law and public health in relation to UK law as well as relevant EU and international law.
Public Health Law outlines and discusses the nature of public health and the role, scope, limits, utility, and tensions found in law, legal approaches, and policy relating to public health. It considers the relationship between law and public health, the ways that different types of law and regulation function as ‘tools’ in advancing public health agendas, and the ways that they may impede efforts to advance public health aims. Drawing on perspectives from public health, law, ethics, political science, philosophy and international relations, it also examines practical and ethical questions concerning public health law.
This text is a primary point of reference for scholars and practitioners working in public health, particularly those with an interest in law, policy and ethics.