This volume draws together essays from leading scholars on the challenges that arise for health, law, policy and ethics at the intersections of health, rights and globalization. The papers in this volume address global issues in public health, globalization and bioethics, and globalization and biotechnology. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in global issues in health.
Contents: Series preface: Introduction. Part I Globalisation and Public Health: Globalisation and the challenges to health systems, Julio Frenk and Octavio GÃ³mez-Dantés; The globalization of public health, I: threats and opportunities, Derek Yach and Douglas Bettcher; The globalization of public health, II: the convergence of self-interests and altruism, Derek Yach and Douglas Bettcher; The changing global context of public health, A.J. McMichael and R. Beaglehole; A globalized theory of public health law, David P. Fidler; Making abortions safe: a matter of good public health policy and practice, Marge Berer; The injustice of unsafe motherhood, Rebecca J. Cook and Bernard M. Dickens; Through a glass, darkly: data and uncertainty in the AIDS debate, Alan Whiteside, Tony Barnett, Gavin George and Anton van Niekerk; South Africa's transition in a globalizing world: HIV/AIDS as a window and a mirror, Solomon R, Benatar; Affordable access to essential medication in developing countries: conflicts between ethical and economic imperatives, Udo SchÃ¼klenk and Richard E. Ashcroft; Ethical and legal challenges posed by severe acute respiratory syndrome: implications for the control of severe infectious disease threats, Lawrence O. Gostin, Ronald Bayer and Amy L. Fairchild. Part II Globalisation and Bioethics: Ethical relativism in a multicultural society, Ruth Macklin; A theory of international bioethics: multiculturalism, postmodernism and the bankruptcy of fundamentalism, Robert Baker; Global health ethics : the rationale for mutual caring, Solomon R. Benatar, Abdallah S. Daar and Peter A. Singer; Accounting for culture in a globalized bioethics, Patricia Marshall and Barbara Koenig; New malaise: bioethics and human rights in the global era, Paul Farmer and Nicole Gastineau Campos; From human wrongs to universal rights: communitarian and feminist challenges for the promotion of women's health in the Third World, Sirkku Kristiina Hellsten. Part III Globalisation and Biotechnology: Globalization and biotechnology: UNESCO and an international strategy to advance human rights and public health, Allyn L. Taylor; The distribution of biomedical research resources and international justice, David B. Resnik; Global health and the scientific research agenda, James H. Flory and Philip Kitcher; Legal harmonization and reproductive tourism in Europe, Guido Penninngs; Name index.