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Political Theory, Values and Public Health

Creator:

Stephen R. Latham

Subject Keywords: Public Health Ethics
Catalogue: Systematic Reviews
Type: Article
Region: Europe
Description:

This article offers some general criticisms of the idea that any political theory can legitimate public health interventions, and then some particular criticisms of Civic Republicanism as a political theory for public health. Civic Republicanism, I argue, legitimizes liberty-infringing public health interventions by demanding high levels of civic engagement in framing and reviewing them; to demand such engagement in pursuit of such a baseline value as health will leave insufficient civic energy for the pursuit of higher values.

Date:

09/12/2015

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Stephen R. Latham. (2015) Political Theory, Values and Public Health [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/1287470 [Accessed: 8th April 2020].

  

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