Public Health Law Research : Theory and Methods, Paperback / softback Book

Public Health Law Research : Theory and Methods Paperback / softback

Edited by Alexander C. Wagenaar, Scott C. Burris


Public Health Law Research: Theory and Methodsdefinitively explores the mechanisms, theories and models centralto public health law research - a growing field dedicated tomeasuring and studying law as a central means for advancing publichealth. Editors Alexander C. Wagenaar and Scott Burris outlineintegrated theory drawn from numerous disciplines in the social andbehavioral sciences; specific mechanisms of legal effect andguidelines for collecting and coding empirical datasets ofstatutory and case law; optimal research designs for randomizedtrials and natural experiments for public health law evaluation;and methods for qualitative and cost-benefit studies of law..

Theyalso discuss the challenge of effectively translating the resultsof scientific evaluations into public health laws and highlight theimpact of this growing field. "How exactly the law can best be used as a tool forprotecting and enhancing the public's health has long beenthe subject of solely opinion and anecdote.

Enter PublicHealth Law Research, a discipline designed to bring the brightlight of science to the relationships between law and health.

This book is a giant step forward in illuminating thatsubject." -- Stephen Teret, JD, MPH, Professor, Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health, Johns Hopkins BloombergSchool of Public Health"Wagenaar and Burris bring a dose of much needed rigor tothe empirical study of which public health law interventions reallymatter, and which don't." -- Bernard S.

Black, JD, Chabraja Professor, Northwestern University Law School and KelloggSchool of ManagementCompanion Web site:


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Constitutional & administrative law
  • ISBN: 9781118137628



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