A collection of writings by leading experts and newer researchers on the SARS outbreak and its relation to infectious disease management in progressively global and urban societies. Presents original contributions by scholars from seven countries on four continents Connects newer thinking on global cities, networks, and governance in a post-national era of public health regulations and neo-liberalization of state services Provides an important contribution to the global public debate on the challenges of emerging infectious disease in cities Examines the impact of globalization on future infectious disease threats on international and local politics and culture Focuses on the ways pathogens interact with economic, political and social factors, ultimately presenting a threat to human development and global cities Employs an interdisciplinary approach to the SARS epidemic, clearly demonstrating the value of social scientific perspectives on the study of modern disease in a globalized world S. Harris Ali is a trained Environmental Sociologist and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto. His research interests involve the study of environmental health issues and the sociology of disasters and risk from an interdisciplinary perspective. He has published on toxic contamination events and disease outbreaks in such journals as Social Problems, Social Science and Medicine, The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology , and the Journal of Canadian Public Policy . Roger Keil is the Director of the City Institute, and Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, at York University, Toronto. His publications include Los Angeles: Urbanization, Globalization and Social Struggles ; Nature and the City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and Los Angeles ; and The Global Cities Reader . Keil is the co-editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and a member of the International Network for Urban Research and Action.
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