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Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS

Peter Baldwin


This book is a comparative analysis of how Western democratic nations have coped with AIDS. The book's exploration of divergent approaches to the epidemic in the United States and several European nations is a springboard for a wide-ranging historical analysis of public health practices and policies. In addition to a comprehensive presentation of information on approaches to AIDS, the book provides a new perspective on our most enduring political dilemma: how to reconcile individual liberty with the safety of the community. The book finds that Western democratic nations have adopted much more ... More

Keywords: Western democratic nations, AIDS, epidemic, public health, individual liberty, contagious disease, cholera, institutional memories, United States, European nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520243507
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520243507.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Baldwin, author