Although at the start of the 21st century bioterrorism was newly feared by the public at large, it is one threat that institutions have attempted to anticipate for years. Originally published in 2003, and now with a new introduction, this unique 2-volume collection provides a multi-disciplinary resource on the challenges bioterrorism poses for American society and institutions, from both legal and political institutions, on one hand, to public health and medical institutions on the other.
Volume one documents and analyses the challenge bioterrorism poses to these political, economic and legal institutions, putting bioterrorism into its historical context as a problem discussed and anticipated by government for decades. Volume two documents the challenges bioterrorism poses to public health and public policy as a weapon of disease and fear. The materials in these volumes provide case histories and discourse by specialists relating to the ways that the bioterrorism threat has been perceived and approached by US health and law institutions.
Table of Contents
Volume 1 – Epidemics, Bioweapons, and Policy History
Part A: Epidemics and Early Biological Warfare Part B: National Defense, Bioweapons, and International Agreements: World War One Through the Cold War Part C: A New National Threat Part D: Anti-Bioterrorism Laws and Policy D.1: Domestic Issues D.2: Protecting the Public and Legal Order D.3: International Issues
Volume 2 – Public Health, Law Enforcement, and Minority Issues
Part A: Responding to Bioterrorism Attacks A.1: Public Health and Medical Preparedness A.2: Federal Agencies and the CDC A.3: State and Municipal Responses Part B: Courts, Constitutional Guarantees, and the Accused Part C: Civic and Community Responses Part D: Critical Perspectives on Bioterrorism and the Future