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Author Price-Smith, Andrew T.

Title The health of nations : infectious disease, environmental change, and their effects on national security and development / Andrew T. Price-Smith.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2001.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.461 PRIC    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Bridging the Gap: A Consilient Methodology 21 -- 2 A Smoking Gun: Preliminary Statistical Evidence 49 -- 3 Disease, Destitution, and Development 77 -- 4 Infectious Disease and Security 117 -- 5 Environmental Change and Disease Proliferation 141.
Summary In recent decades, new pathogens such as HIV, the Ebola virus, and the BSE prion have emerged, and old scourges such as tuberculosis, cholera, and malaria have grown increasingly resistant to treatment. Although these developments may not threaten the continuation of the human species, they do threaten the prosperity and stability of human societies. In this trailblazing book, Andrew Price-Smith investigates the influence of infectious disease on nations' stability and prosperity. He also provides a theoretical and empirical foundation for the emerging field of health security.
Subject Communicable diseases.
Communicable diseases -- Social aspects.
Communicable diseases -- Political aspects.
National security.
ISBN 0262162032 (hc. : alk. paper)
0262661233 (paperback: alk. paper)