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Academic Research

Original research from Routledge Research in Law and GlassHouse Books.

  1. A Feminist Analysis of Mental Health Law

    Reconceptualising Rights

    By Claire Murray

    Most common law jurisdictions have a rights-based model of mental health law – whether procedural or substantive – and individual human rights have become the main normative element in mental health law. There is, however, a growing critical discourse on the nature of the current rights-based model...

    To Be Published November 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Human Rights Approach to Disability

    Cases and Materials

    By Andreas Dimopoulos

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    The Human Rights Approach to Disability provides a thorough examination of issues relating to disability from a human rights perspective. The book analyses how social theory concepts such as the social model of disability and disablism need to inform our interpretation of philosophical and legal...

    To Be Published August 31st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Reproductive Ethics and the Law

    A Comparative Approach

    By Samantha Halliday

    Topical and contemporary, this book explores a number of current issues relating to reproduction. Critically analyzing medical ethics and the law in a variety of jurisdictions, it makes suggestions on reforming the law in the UK. Looking at the relationship between the law and medical ethics in a...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty

    The Contested Governance of Health

    By Tarryn Phillips

    Series: Social Justice

    We’ve seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental...

    To Be Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Knowledge, Technology and Law

    Edited by Emilie Cloatre, Martyn Pickersgill

    Series: Law, Science and Society

    The relationships between knowledge, technologies, and legal processes are central to the constitution of contemporary societies. As such, they have come to provide the focus for a range of academic projects, across interdisciplinary legal studies and the social sciences. The domains of...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethics

    Edited by Yann Joly, Bartha Maria Knoppers

    This book explores the scope, application and role of medical law, regulatory norms and ethics, and addresses key challenges introduced by contemporary advances in biomedical research and healthcare. While mindful of national developments, the handbook supports a global perspective in its approach...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods

    The Legal Issues

    Edited by Tania Voon, Andrew Mitchell, Jonathan Liberman

    The need to reduce disability and premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is increasingly engaging international organisations and national and sub-national governments. In this book, experts from a range of backgrounds provide insights into the legal implications of regulating...

    Published July 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Human Rights Law and Personal Identity

    By Jill Marshall

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book explores the role human rights law plays in the formation, and protection, of our personal identities. Drawing from a range of disciplines, Jill Marshall examines how human rights law includes and excludes specific types of identity, which feed into moral norms of human freedom and human...

    Published June 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Public-Private Partnerships and Responsibility under International Law

    A Global Health Perspective

    By Lisa Clarke

    Series: Routledge Research in International Law

    Partnerships between the public and private sectors are an increasingly accepted method to deal with pressing global issues, such as those relating to health. Partnerships, comprised of states and international organizations (public sector) and companies, non-governmental organizations, research...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Health Technologies and International Intellectual Property Law

    A Precautionary Approach

    By Phoebe Li

    Series: Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

    The global transmission of infectious diseases has fuelled the need for a more developed legal framework in international public health to provide prompt and specific guidance during a large-scale emergency. This book develops a means for States to take advantage of the flexibilities of compulsory...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  11. Law and Bioethics

    Intersections Along the Mortal Coil

    By George P. Smith II

    George P. Smith, II is a leading figure in the world of medical law and ethics. During his long career he has addressed some of the most important issues in bioethics and has contributed much original thought to debates in the field. This book celebrates his contribution to scholarship in this area...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Patient Safety, Law Policy and Practice

    Edited by John Tingle, Pippa Bark

    Patient safety is an issue which in recent years has grown to prominence in a number of countries’ political and health service agendas. The World Health Organisation has launched the World Alliance for Patient Safety. Millions of patients, according to the Alliance, endure prolonged ill-health,...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge

  13. Human Genes and Neoliberal Governance

    A Foucauldian Critique

    By Antoinette Rouvroy

    Original and interdisciplinary, this is the first book to explore the relationship between a neoliberal mode of governance and the so-called genetic revolution. Looking at the knowledge-power relations in the post-genomic era and addressing the pressing issues of genetic privacy and discrimination...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge-Cavendish

  14. Medical Ethics and the Elderly: practical guide

    By Gurcharan S Rai

    This concise, introductory handbook discusses the basic principles of medical ethics, and includes practical, realistic guidance on how to evaluate and manage common ethical problems, focusing on the care of elderly patients Typical scenarios faced in clinical practice, such as issues of mental...

    Published March 25th 1999 by Routledge