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  • The Jurisdiction of Medical Lawby Kenneth Veitch

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 124.95

    Drawing on writings in moral philosophy, legal theory and the history of medicine, this book offers a critical analysis of both academic writing in medical law and the common law practices in this field. In doing so, it advances a methodological approach that seeks to challenge the dominant mode of reflection and analysis in the field - that is, one... more...

  • Causing Psychiatric and Emotional Harmby Harvey Teff

    Hart Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 61.20

    Though mental harm can be profoundly disabling, the law imposes strict limits on who can recover damages for it. In the absence of physical injury, compensation is not normally available for negligently caused mental suffering, however severe, unless it constitutes a 'recognisable psychiatric illness'. Claimants whose mental trauma stems from... more...

  • Beyond Health Insuranceby Robert Kaestner

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 110.00

    Much of the debate about health policy in the US has focused on the availability of health insurance coverage and the number of individuals who are uninsured. It is known that the United States spends approximately twice as much per capita on health care, more...

  • Schoolhouses, Courthouses, and Statehousesby Eric A. Hanushek; Alfred A. Lindseth

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Spurred by court rulings requiring states to increase public-school funding, the United States now spends more per student on K-12 education than almost any other country. Yet American students still achieve less than their foreign counterparts, their performance has been flat for decades, millions of them are failing, and poor and minority students... more...

  • Courts and Kidsby Michael A. Rebell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Over the past thirty-five years, federal courts have dramatically retreated from actively promoting school desegregation. In the meantime, state courts have taken up the mantle of promoting the vision of educational equity originally articulated in Brown v. Board of Education . Courts and Kids is the first detailed analysis of why the state courts... more...

  • The Legal, Medical and Cultural Regulation of the Bodyby Stephen W. Smith; Ronan Deazley

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    The regulation of the body provides an important concern in law, medical practice and culture. This comprehensive new volume explores how conceptions of self, liberalism, property and harm inform and influence contentious legal and ethical questions about what we can and cannot do to or with our own bodies. more...

  • Geographies of Obesityby Jamie Pearce; Karen Witten

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. This study assembles the evidence for a geographical explanation of this trend, examining the ways in which environment and living conditions promote an imbalance of energy intake over energy expenditure. more...

  • Health Systems Governance in Europeby Elias Mossialos; Govin Permanand; Rita Baeten; Tamara K. Hervey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 43.00

    A comprehensive discussion of a number of current and emerging governance issues in EU health policy. more...

  • Reconsidering Law and Policy Debatesby John G. Culhane

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 75.00

    Examines social and political issues that have become resistant to compromise by examining them through a population-based public health perspective. more...

  • War, Politics, and Philanthropyby Richard Verville

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 43.99

    This book describes the development of this remarkable field of medical care from its inception in WWI and WWII, responding to the need for care and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers, disabled veterans, and members of the workforce, through its dramatic expansion during the 1980s, as stimulated by the Medicare program. more...