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The Resource Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations, Christian Enemark

Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations, Christian Enemark

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Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations
Title
Biosecurity dilemmas
Title remainder
dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations
Statement of responsibility
Christian Enemark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biosecurity Dilemmas examines conflicting values and interests in the practice of "biosecurity," the safeguarding of populations against infectious diseases through security policies. Biosecurity encompasses both the natural occurrence of deadly disease outbreaks and the deliberate or accidental release of biological weapons. Enemark focuses on six dreaded diseases that are given high-priority by governments and international organizations for research, regulation, surveillance, and rapid response: pandemic influenza, drug-resistant tuberculosis, smallpox, Ebola virus, bubonic plague, and anthrax. The book is organized around four ethical dilemmas that arise when fear causes these diseases to be framed in terms of national or international security: protect or proliferate, secure or stifle, remedy or overkill, and attention or neglect. For instance, will prioritizing research into defending against a rare event such as a bioterrorist attack divert funds away from research into commonly occurring diseases? Or will securitizing a particular disease actually stifle research progress due to security classification measures? Enemark provides a comprehensive analysis of the ethics of securitizing disease and explores ideas and policy recommendations about biological arms control, global health security, and public health ethics
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Enemark, Christian,
Dewey number
174.2/944
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Biosecurity
  • Biosecurity
  • Bioterrorism
  • Communicable diseases
  • Biological arms control
  • Public health
  • National security
Label
Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations, Christian Enemark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Protect or proliferate. Biodefense and the security dilemma ; Vertical proliferation and threats from within -- Secure or stifle. Laboratory biosecurity ; Export and publication controls -- Remedy or overkill. Social distancing and national security ; Border security and transnational contagion -- Attention or neglect. The agenda of global health security ; Public health and biodefense priorities
Control code
ocn957581543
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164055
Lccn
2016040083
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957581543
Label
Biosecurity dilemmas : dreaded diseases, ethical responses, and the health of nations, Christian Enemark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Protect or proliferate. Biodefense and the security dilemma ; Vertical proliferation and threats from within -- Secure or stifle. Laboratory biosecurity ; Export and publication controls -- Remedy or overkill. Social distancing and national security ; Border security and transnational contagion -- Attention or neglect. The agenda of global health security ; Public health and biodefense priorities
Control code
ocn957581543
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 203 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626164055
Lccn
2016040083
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)957581543

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