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Public Health Law : Power, Duty, Restraint (Paperback) (Lawrence O. Gostin & Lindsay F. Wiley)

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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 ******.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.


Number of Pages: 734
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Health
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Lawrence O. Gostin & Lindsay F. Wiley
Language: English
Street Date: February 2, 2016
TCIN: 31171399
UPC: 9780520282650
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-2539

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