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Plagues and Politics : Infectious Disease and International Policy - Andrew T. Price-Smith

Plagues and Politics

Infectious Disease and International Policy

By: Andrew T. Price-Smith (Editor)

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Infectious diseases once thought to be controlled (such as malaria and tuberculosis) are now spreading rapidly across the globe, and lethal new disease agents (HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and BSE) continue to emerge at an ominous pace. Policymakers must consider the implications of disease proliferation for economic prosperity, general well-being, and national security in affected societies. This work represents a collection of articles from the premier authors in the field on the ramifications of disease emergence for international development, international law, and nation security.

List of Boxes, Figures, Tables and Mapsp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Notes on the Contributorsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Factors in the Emergence of Infectious Diseasesp. 8
Ecological changes and agricultural developmentp. 15
Changes in human demographics and behaviourp. 17
International travel and commercep. 18
Technology and industryp. 19
Microbial adaptation and changep. 20
Breakdown of public health measures and deficiencies in public health infrastructurep. 21
For our futurep. 22
Referencesp. 23
Climate, Ecology and Human Healthp. 27
Backgroundp. 28
Environmental change and opportunistic speciesp. 31
Ecosystem healthp. 33
Environmental distress syndrome: monitoring global changep. 34
Climate and emerging diseasesp. 35
The effects of climate variability on epidemicsp. 37
Disease clustersp. 39
Rodents, synergies and surprisesp. 39
Marine coastal ecosystemsp. 42
Is the ocean warming?p. 44
Discontinuities and instabilityp. 46
The costs of climate variability and disease outbreaksp. 47
An historical note on pandemicsp. 48
What can be done?p. 51
A personal conclusionp. 52
Further readingp. 53
Some technical referencesp. 54
The Economics of Emerging Infections in the Asia-Pacific Region: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Know?p. 59
Case study descriptions of four epidemicsp. 64
Framework for evaluating risk of economic impactp. 69
Cost trade-offsp. 72
Conclusionp. 72
Referencesp. 73
Economic Growth, Disruption, Deprivation, Disease and Death: On the Importance of the Politics of Public Health for Developmentp. 76
Economic growth and the health of the populace in Britain, circa 1750-1870p. 80
Economic growth and urban deterioration in early-nineteenth-century Britainp. 86
Water, health and the politics and economics of public health in British citiesp. 92
Conclusions: the importance of politics, the state and social capitalp. 100
Notesp. 107
Disease and International Developmentp. 117
Microeconomic analysisp. 119
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and their legacy of orphansp. 123
Sectoral analysisp. 125
Macroeconomic analysisp. 136
National costsp. 139
Notesp. 144
The Map is not the Territory: Reconceiving Human Securityp. 151
The international and the globalp. 154
Human securityp. 155
Emerging and resurgent infectious diseasesp. 158
Conclusionp. 159
Notesp. 160
Ghosts of Kigali: Infectious Disease and Global Stability at the Turn of the Centuryp. 164
International relations theoryp. 164
Intra-state effects of ERIDp. 170
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 181
The Return of Infectious Diseasep. 183
The post-antibiotic erap. 183
Diseases without bordersp. 185
The city as vectorp. 187
The emblematic new diseasep. 188
The real threat of biowarfarep. 189
A world at riskp. 191
Prescriptions for national healthp. 193
Microsecurityp. 195
Ecological securityp. 196
Globalization and microsecurityp. 200
Social transformation and microsecurityp. 202
Microinsecurity in sub-Saharan Africap. 206
The political economy of AIDS in South Africap. 208
Notesp. 211
Beyond the Traditional Intelligence Agenda: Examining the Merits of a Global Public Health Portfoliop. 214
In search of a post-Cold-War intelligence agencyp. 215
The significance of global public health intelligencep. 219
Resources of public health intelligencep. 224
The future of public health intelligencep. 225
Conclusionp. 230
Notesp. 230
The International Health Regulations in Historical Perspectivep. 235
Regime formation and regulatory roots: 1851-1951p. 236
Regulation experience and reform in the late twentieth century: 1951-95p. 243
Emerging diseases and new directions: reform in the 1990sp. 250
Conclusionp. 255
Notesp. 256
Bibliographyp. 259
Public Health and International Law: the Impact of Infectious Diseases on the Formation of International Legal Regimes, 1800-2000p. 262
The globalization of public health and infectious diseasesp. 263
Brief history of international law and infectious diseasesp. 265
The international health regulationsp. 269
Infectious diseases and international trade lawp. 271
Infectious diseases and international human rights lawp. 274
Infectious diseases, war and weaponsp. 276
Infectious diseases and international environmental lawp. 277
Future international legal challengesp. 278
Conclusion: the concept of global health jurisprudencep. 280
Notesp. 281
Referencesp. 281
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780333800669
ISBN-10: 0333800664
Series: Global Issues Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 293
Published: 19th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1