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Health Law's Kaleidoscope

Health Law Rights in a Global Age, 1st Edition

By Belinda Bennett


162 pages

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Within contemporary society the themes of globalization, health and regulation interlock in complex patterns, changing in response to the mix of cultural differences, regulatory preferences and available resources. To turn the kaleidoscope and to change the mix is to change the pattern. This book is about those patterns as they arise in the contemporary legal, health and ethical context, exploring the transformations and challenges brought by technological change and the regulatory options in the contemporary global village.


'Dr Bennett offers a careful picture of the ’kaleidoscope’ of complex and shifting norms which make up contemporary health law. Her breadth of vision and depth of critical insight will make this book required reading for anyone with an interest in how health care law must adapt in the face of rapidly developing scientific knowledge and the pressures and possibilities of globalisation.' Sally Sheldon, University of Kent, UK 'This book is a real gem…a beautifully polished [and] highly readable text.' Australian Journal of Primary Health 'Bennett has emerged as one of our important current voices on these fundamental issues. She writes clearly, reflectively and analytically, utilising case examples not for emotive objectives but to illustrate both the complexities of issues and the need for nuanced and flexible solutions. Her voice is one of calm and thoughtfulness in an area which too often is characterised by kneejerk reactions to issues of deep concern to us as a species…Health Law's Kaleidoscope is a constructive and thought-provoking contribution.' Journal of Law and Medicine '…this book is an informative and well-researched contribution to the literature on law, ethics and medicine. It deserves a wide readership and will appeal to scholars and students interested in the applications of feminist theory, comparative medical law and the international dimensions of health policy.' Medical Law Review

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Rewriting the future?; Family limits; Written in code; Reproductive rights in a posthuman world; Health rights and health tourism; Globalisation and public health law; Autonomous bodies; Health law's kaleidoscope; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Belinda Bennett is Director of the Centre for Health Governance, Law and Ethics | Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia

About the Series

Applied Legal Philosophy

Applied Legal Philosophy
The principal objective of this series is to encourage the publication of books which adopt a theoretical approach to the study of particular areas or aspects of law, or deal with general theories of law in a way which is directed at issues of practical, moral and political concern in specific legal contexts. The general approach is both analytical and critical and relates to the socio-political background of law reform issues. This series includes studies of all the main areas of law, presented in a manner which relates to the concerns of specialist legal academics and practitioners. Each book makes an original contribution to an area of legal study while being comprehensible to those engaged in a wide variety of disciplines. Their legal content is principally Anglo-American, but a wide-ranging comparative approach is encouraged and authors are drawn from a variety of jurisdictions.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Jurisprudence