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The Resource Security and public health : pandemics and politics in the contemporary world, Simon Rushton

Security and public health : pandemics and politics in the contemporary world, Simon Rushton

Label
Security and public health : pandemics and politics in the contemporary world
Title
Security and public health
Title remainder
pandemics and politics in the contemporary world
Statement of responsibility
Simon Rushton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For most Western governments, defending against the threat of infectious disease is now an accepted security priority. Deciding what resources and policies to put in place to protect populations from pandemics, however, involves difficult political choices. How can we get these decisions right? And what are we prepared to sacrifice to achieve better health security? In this book, Simon Rushton explores the politics of pandemics in the contemporary world. Looking back over three decades of public health, he traces national and international efforts to tackle infectious disease, focusing in-depth on three core areas in which securitization has been particularly successful: rapidly spreading pandemic diseases, HIV/AIDS and man-made pathogenic threats, such as biological weapons. Three central problems raised by common responses to disease as a security threat are then examined: the impact upon individuals and civil liberties; the tendency to treat the symptoms and not the underlying causes of disease outbreaks; and the limited range of diseases deemed worthy of global attention and action. Arguing against a tendency to treat global health security as a technical challenge, the book stresses the need for a vibrant, and even confrontational, political engagement around the implications of securitizing public health"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushton, Simon
Dewey number
362.1969/8
Index
index present
LC call number
RA566.27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 110
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical policy
  • National security
  • Public health
  • World health
  • Pandemics
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Politics
  • Global Health
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Medical policy
  • National security
  • Public health
  • World health
Label
Security and public health : pandemics and politics in the contemporary world, Simon Rushton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : disease and security in historical perspective -- Pandemics and global health security -- AIDS : a positive case of securization? -- Science, risk and uncertainty -- Disease, human rights and security responses -- Global inequalities and differential disease risks -- Everyday insecurities, health priorities and global agendas -- Conclusion : towards a pro-health politics
Control code
1061865665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509515929
Lccn
2018053158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061865665
Label
Security and public health : pandemics and politics in the contemporary world, Simon Rushton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : disease and security in historical perspective -- Pandemics and global health security -- AIDS : a positive case of securization? -- Science, risk and uncertainty -- Disease, human rights and security responses -- Global inequalities and differential disease risks -- Everyday insecurities, health priorities and global agendas -- Conclusion : towards a pro-health politics
Control code
1061865665
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 229 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781509515929
Lccn
2018053158
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1061865665

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