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xxviii, 734 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • A theory and definition of public health law
  • Risk regulation : a systemic evaluation
  • Public health law in the constitutional design : public health powers and duties
  • Constitutional limits on the exercise of public health powers : safeguarding individual rights and freedoms
  • Public health governance : delegation and democracy
  • Direct regulation for the public's health and safety
  • Tort law and the public's health : indirect regulation
  • Taxation, spending, and the social safety net : hidden effects on public health
  • Surveillance and public health research : privacy, security, and confidentiality of personal health information
  • Infectious disease prevention and control
  • Public health emergency preparedness : terrorism, pandemics, and disasters
  • Non-communicable disease prevention : promoting healthier lifestyles
  • Injury and violence prevention from a public health perspective : promoting safer lifestyles
  • Health justice and the future of public health law.
Lawrence O. Gostin's seminal Public Health Law is widely acclaimed as the definitive statement on public health law at the turn of the twenty-first century. In this bold third edition, Gostin is joined by Lindsay F. Wiley to analyze major health threats of our time such as chronic diseases, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, bioterrorism, natural disasters, opiod overdose, and gun violence. The authors draw on constitutional law, administrative law, local government law, and tort law to develop their conception of law as a tool for protecting the public's health. The book creates an intellectual framework for modern 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 public and political debates to come. New issues covered in this edition: corporate personhood rights raised in response to regulations of tobacco, food and beverages, alcohol, firearms, prescription drugs, and marijuana; 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; and health justice as a framework for reducing health disparities and protecting the public's health.
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Law Library (Crown)
xxvi, 1439 pages ; 26 cm.
  • Historical background and contemporary themes
  • The federal judicial power
  • The federal legislative power
  • The federal executive power
  • Limits on state regulatory and taxing power
  • The structure of the Constitution's protection of civil rights and civil liberties
  • Procedural due process
  • Economic liberties
  • Equal protection
  • Fundamental rights
  • First Amendment : Expression
  • First Amendment : Religion.
Law Library (Crown)