Bennett (U. of Sydney, Australia) brings together a collection of essays previously published in a variety of scholarly journals between 1998 and 2004, each reproduced herein its original format. Written by international scholars in a range of disciplines, the essays examine the issues and challenges arising at the intersections of health, rights, and globalization. The 21 chapters are organized into sections focusing on globalization and public health, globalization and bioethics, and globalization and biotechnology. A sampling of topics: threats and opportunities in the globalization of public health, the injustice of unsafe motherhood, ethical and economic imperatives in affordable access to essential medication in developing countries, ethical relativism in a multicultural society, and communication and feminist challenges for the promotion of women's health in the Third World. For those involved in the research, teaching, and study of medicine, ethics, and law. No subject index. Annotation c2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Belinda Bennett is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, Australia.