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Call # UG447.8 .F54 2008
Author Fidler, David P
Title Biosecurity in the global age : biological weapons, public health, and the rule of law / David P. Fidler and Lawrence O. Gostin
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Law and Politics, c2008
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 INTL  UG447.8 .F54 2008    DUE 08-31-15
 SPEC COLL  Faculty publication    SCRR USE ONLY


Descript. xi, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary/Abstract "Biosecurity in the GlobalAge offers a comprehensive analysis of the dramatic transformations reshaping how the international community addresses biological weapons and infectious diseases. Fidler and Gostin argue that the arms control approach first outlined in the Biological Weapons Convention no longer dominates, and they identify four emerging policy trends - the criminalization of biological weapons, the regulation of the biological sciences, the management of the biodefense imperative,and the preparation for biological weapons attack. The authors look at the links between security and public health policy, both at the national and international level, and scrutinize the difficulty of developing policies that improve defenses against both biological weapons and the threat of infectious diseases from new viral strains." "The renewed threat of biological weapons highlights the importance of crafting policy responses informed by the rule of law. This book explores patterns in recent governance initiatives and advocates building a "global biosecurity concert" as a way to address the threats presented by biological weapons and infectious diseases in the early 21st century."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-294) and index
Subject Biological warfare -- Prevention
Biological weapons -- Law and legislation
Bioterrorism -- Prevention
Public health laws
Alt Author Gostin, Lawrence O. (Lawrence Ogalthorpe)
OCLC # 154698074
Table of Contents
1Introduction: The Challenge of Biosecurity in the Twenty-First Century1
Pt. IBiosecurity and Biological Weapons 
2The Problem of Biological Weapons23
3The New World of Biological Weapons Governance55
Pt. IIBiosecurity and Public Health 
4The Securitization of Public Health121
5The New World of Public Health Governance147
Pt. IIIBiosecurity, the Rule of Law, and Globalized Governance 
6Biosecurity and the Rule of Law187
7Globalizing Governance: Toward a Global Biosecurity Concert219
8Conclusion: The Burden and Opportunity of Biosecurity in the Global Age257
Annex 1U.S. Government Select Agent List263
Annex 2Geneva Protocol of 1925267
Annex 3Biological Weapons Convention of 1972269
Annex 4Provisions Connected to Human Rights in the International Health Regulations (2005)275
 List of References277