Governing Public Health

Author: Mark Flear
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782259740
Format: PDF, Docs
Download and Read
This book contributes towards EU studies and the growing discourse on law and public health. It uses the EU's governance of public health as a lens through which to explore questions of legal competence and its development through policy and concrete techniques, processes and practices, risk and security, human rights and bioethics, accountability and legitimacy, democracy and citizenship, and the nature, essence and 'future trajectory' of the European integration project. These issues are explored first by situating the EU's public health strategy within the overarching architecture of governance and subsequently by examining its operationalisation in relation to the key public health problems of cancer, HIV/AIDS and pandemic planning. The book argues that the centrality and valorisation of scientific and technical knowledge and expertise in the EU's risk-based governance means that citizen participation in decision-making is largely marginalised and underdeveloped ? and that this must change if public health and the quality, accountability and legitimacy of EU governance and its regulation are to be improved. Subsequently the book goes on to argue that the legitimating discourses of ethics and human rights, and the developing notion of EU (supra-)stewardship responsibility, can help to highlight the normative dimensions of governance and its interventions in public health. These discourses and dimensions provide openings and possibilities for citizens to power 'technologies of participation' and contribute important supplementary knowledge to decision-making.

Public Liability in EU Law

Author: Pekka Aalto
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847318452
Format: PDF, ePub
Download and Read
Over the last two decades public law liability for breach of European Union law has been subject to remarkable developments. This book examines the convergence between its two constituent systems: the damages liability of the EU and that of its Member States for failing to comply with EU rules. Member State liability, based as it is on the Francovich case (1991) and Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame (1996) judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) is well established. But it is yet to be closely scrutinised by reference to the detailed rules on the liability of the European Union. The focus of the book is on the two key legal criteria that are common to both systems, namely the grant of rights to individuals by EU law and the notion of sufficiently serious breach of such rights. The analysis concentrates on developments in the case law of the ECJ and the General Court since the Bergaderm judgment (2000), which consolidated the convergence of the two liability systems that was first indicated in Brasserie du Pêcheur and Factortame. These two criteria are set side by side to evaluate the extent, in real terms, of the convergence of Member State and EU institutional damages liability, and to determine the extent to which one has influenced the other. This book shows that although full convergence between the two liability systems is not likely, each stream of case law should look to the other more actively as this important element of EU remedial law develops. Convergence in EU law public liability is supported by developments in adjacent areas, most notably European tort law and European administrative law. This study also illustrates how convergence in the EU liability systems to date has had spill-over effects into national public liability law.

Les droits du patient en droit de l Union europ enne

Author: Amanda Dubuis
Publisher: Bruylant
ISBN: 2802759833
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
Le patient et ses droits sont de plus en plus fréquemment évoqués par les institutions de l’Union européenne qui sont allées jusqu’à consacrer une directive à leur application en matière de soins de santé transfrontaliers. Le dynamisme insufflé par l’organisation de cette mobilité s’étend par ailleurs à l’ensemble des droits du patient puisque certaines dispositions sont assez générales pour intéresser la personne soignée dans son État d’affiliation. La reconnaissance de ces droits peut surprendre au premier abord tant ce thème est éloigné des préoccupations initiales des Communautés. L’objectif de cet ouvrage est donc de démontrer la contribution du droit de l’Union à la reconnaissance et à la mise en œuvre des droits du patient. En l’absence de compétence juridique spécifique, ce sont à la fois la voie des droits fondamentaux et celle du marché intérieur qui ont permis la reconnaissance des droits du patient. L’intérêt pour ce domaine est tel qu’il existe désormais un véritable foisonnement normatif, composé tant de sources déclaratoires qu’obligatoires, pouvant affecter l’accessibilité et l’intelligibilité des droits du patient. La mise en œuvre des droits révèle un double niveau de protection : la dimension transfrontalière des soins est particulièrement propice à la réalité des droits consubstantiels à cette situation, tandis que l’organisation est plus nuancée pour ceux sans lien spécifique avec la mobilité. Ce constat amène notamment à s’interroger sur l’amélioration de l’effectivité des droits. L’ensemble de cette analyse conduit in fine à une réflexion sur l’existence d’un statut juridique du patient, aboutissant à des propositions destinées à renforcer encore la place du patient en droit de l’Union et, par conséquent, le respect de ses droits. Cet ouvrage se destine à un public universitaire spécialisé en droit de la santé, mais également aux juristes (magistrats, avocats...), aux professionnels de la santé ainsi qu’à toute personne intéressée par les interactions entre le droit de la santé et le droit européen au sens large.

The Routledge Handbook of Biopolitics

Author: Sergei Prozorov
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317044088
Format: PDF
Download and Read
The problematic of biopolitics has become increasingly important in the social sciences. Inaugurated by Michel Foucault’s genealogical research on the governance of sexuality, crime and mental illness in modern Europe, the research on biopolitics has developed into a broader interdisciplinary orientation, addressing the rationalities of power over living beings in diverse spatial and temporal contexts. The development of the research on biopolitics in recent years has been characterized by two tendencies: the increasingly sophisticated theoretical engagement with the idea of power over and the government of life that both elaborated and challenged the Foucauldian canon (e.g. the work of Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Roberto Esposito and Paolo Virno) and the detailed and empirically rich investigation of the concrete aspects of the government of life in contemporary societies. Unfortunately, the two tendencies have often developed in isolation from each other, resulting in the presence of at least two debates on biopolitics: the historico-philosophical and the empirical one. This Handbook brings these two debates together, combining theoretical sophistication and empirical rigour. The volume is divided into five sections. While the first two deal with the history of the concept and contemporary theoretical debates on it, the remaining three comprise the prime sites of contemporary interdisciplinary research on biopolitics: economy, security and technology. Featuring previously unpublished articles by the leading scholars in the field, this wide-ranging and accessible companion will both serve as an introduction to the diverse research on biopolitics for undergraduate students and appeal to more advanced audiences interested in the current state of the art in biopolitics studies.

Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies Vol 14 2011 2012

Author: Catherine Barnard
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782250522
Format: PDF, ePub
Download and Read
The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies provides a forum for the scrutiny of significant issues in EU Law, the law of the European Convention on Human Rights, and Comparative Law with a 'European' dimension, and particularly those issues which have come to the fore during the year preceding publication. The contributions appearing in the collection are commissioned by the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) Cambridge, a research centre in the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge specialising in European legal issues. The papers presented are at the cutting edge of the fields which they address, and reflect the views of recognised experts drawn from the University world, legal practice, and the institutions of both the EU and its Member States. Inclusion of the comparative dimension brings a fresh perspective to the study of European law, and highlights the effects of globalisation of the law more generally, and the resulting cross fertilisation of norms and ideas that has occurred among previously sovereign and separate legal orders. The Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies is an invaluable resource for those wishing to keep pace with legal developments in the fast moving world of European integration. INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS Please click on the link below to purchase individual chapters from Volume 14 through Ingenta Connect: www.ingentaconnect.com SUBSCRIPTION TO SERIES To place an annual online subscription or a print standing order through Hart Publishing please click on the link below. Please note that any customers who have a standing order for the printed volumes will now be entitled to free online access. www.hartjournals.co.uk/cyels/subs Editorial Advisory Board: Albertina Albors-Llorens, John Bell, Alan Dashwood, Simon Deakin, David Feldman, Richard Fentiman, Angus Johnston, John Spencer Founding Editors: Alan Dashwood and Angela Ward

Imperial Hygiene

Author: A. Bashford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230508189
Format: PDF
Download and Read
This is a cultural history of borders, hygiene and race. It is about foreign bodies, from Victorian Vaccines to the pathologized interwar immigrant, from smallpox quarantine to the leper colony, from sexual hygiene to national hygiene to imperial hygiene. Taking British colonialism and White Australia as case studies, the book examines public health as spatialized biopolitical governance between 1850 and 1950. Colonial management of race dovetailed with public health into new boundaries of rule, into racialised cordons sanitaires .

Bioethics in Europe

Author: Arthur Rogers (journalist.)
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287125668
Format: PDF, Docs
Download and Read
For the first time, a book sheds light on these issues beyond a national perspective. In a clear, accessible journalistic style, generously illustrated with examples, the two authors report on the variety of responses found in each country & on the harmonisation work done in Europe.

Biopolitics

Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814752999
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download and Read
The biological features of human beings are now measured, observed, and understood in ways never before thought possible, defining norms, establishing standards, and determining average values of human life. While the notion of “biopolitics” has been linked to everything from rational decision-making and the democratic organization of social life to eugenics and racism, Thomas Lemke offers the very first systematic overview of the history of the notion of biopolitics, exploring its relevance in contemporary theoretical debates and providing a much needed primer on the topic. Lemke explains that life has become an independent, objective and measurable factor as well as a collective reality that can be separated from concrete living beings and the singularity of individual experience. He shows how our understanding of the processes of life, the organizing of populations and the need to “govern” individuals and collectives lead to practices of correction, exclusion, normalization, and disciplining. In this lucidly written book, Lemke outlines the stakes and the debates surrounding biopolitics, providing a systematic overview of the history of the notion and making clear its relevance for sociological and contemporary theoretical debates.

Naisscance de la Biopolitique Cours Au College de France 1978 1979

Author: Michel Foucault
Publisher: Picador USA
ISBN: 0312203411
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download and Read
A sixth compilation of lectures delivered at the Collège de France between 1970 and 1984 continues the speaker's coverage of 18th-century political economy, evaluating its role in the origins of a liberal governmental rationality that is at the heart of current debates about the role and status of neo-liberalism today. 10,000 first printing. Reprint.

Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon

Author: Helena Goscilo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415528518
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
Though in recent months Putin's popularity has frayed at the edges, the dearth of comparably powerful and experienced political leaders leaves no doubt that he will continue to be a key political figure. During his tenure as Russia's President and subsequently as Prime Minister, Putin transcended politics, to become the country's major cultural icon. This book examines the nature of his iconic status. It explores his public persona as glamorous hero, endowed with vision, wisdom, moral and physical strength--the man uniquely capable of restoring Russia's reputation as a global power. In analysing cultural representations of Putin, the book assesses the role of the media in constructing and disseminating this image and weighs the Russian populace's contribution to the extraordinary acclamation he enjoyed throughout the first decade of the new millennium, challenged only by a tiny minority.