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Infectious Diseases, Security and Ethics:The case of HIV/AIDS

Selgelid, Michael; Enemark, Christian


Securitization of infectious diseases may involve suspension of ordinary human rights and liberties. In the event of an epidemic, therefore, it is important to limit the occasions upon which draconian disease control measures are implemented in the name of security. The term 'security', moreover, should not be used too loosely if it is to retain force and meaning in political discourse. It may be argued that the bar for disease securitization should be set high so that it is limited to contexts...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Bioethics
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8519.2008.00696.x


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