Biosecurity in the Global Age
Biological Weapons, Public Health, and the Rule of Law
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Biosecurity in the Global Age by David P. Fidler
Book DescriptionBiosecurity comprehensively analyzes the dramatic transformations that are reshaping how the international community addresses biological weapons and infectious diseases. The book examines the renewed threat from biological weapons, and explores the new world of biological weapons governance. Gostin and Fidler argue that the arms control approach in the Biological Weapons Convention no longer dominates. Other strategies have emerged to challenge the arms control approach, and the book identifies four important policy trends-the criminalization of biological weapons, regulation of the biological sciences, management of the biodefense imperative, and preparation for biological weapons attack. The book also explores the challenges to public health resulting from new security threats. The authors look at the linkages between security and public health policy, both at the national and international level. For instance, Gostin and Fidler scrutinize the difficulty of developing policies that improve defenses against both biological weapons and the threat of infectious diseases from new viral strains. The new worlds of biological weapons and public health governance raise the importance of crafting policy responses informed by the rule of law. Thinking about the rule of law underscores the importance of finding globalized forms of biosecurity governance. The book explores patterns in recent governance initiatives and advocates building a "global biosecurity concert" as a way to address the threats biological weapons and infectious diseases present in the early 21st century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780804750295
(5830mm x 3895mm x 712mm)
Imprint: Stanford University Press
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David P. Fidler
David P. Fidler is James Louis Calamaras Professor of Law at Indiana University School of Law. Professor Fidler's recent books include International Law and Public Health: Materials on and Analysis of Global Health Jurisprudence (2000) and SARS, Governance, and the Globalization of Disease (2004). Lawrence O. Gostin is Associate Dean and Linda D. and Timothy J. O'Neill Professor of Global Health Law at Georgetown University, and Visiting Professor at Oxford University. Professor Gostin's latest books include Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (2008) and Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (2002).
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