January issue of ‘Bioethics’ journal dedicated to Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram’s work on Health Justice

We are excited to announce that the leading journal “Bioethics” has dedicated the January issue to the work of SSHM Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram.

From the editorial of the special issue by Alena Buyx, Eszter Kollar and Sebastian Laukötter:

Venkatapuram-HealthJustice“In his recent book, Sridhar Venkatapuram has delivered such an account. Health Justice – An Argument from the Capabilities Approach, published late in 2011 (Cambridge: Polity Press), has fast become a classic contribution to this growing field. With an expert eye for the necessary level of detail, the book brings together broad lines of scholarship on the social determinants of health, public health, health sociology and epidemiology. Venkatapuram combines these findings with the influential capabilities approach (CA) of Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, thereby not only extending the CA towards including health, as others have done before, but, with his decidedly global scope, providing a conceptual framework for a theory of global health justice. Importantly, in order to bind the elements of this theory together, he draws on longstanding yet oft-ignored debates on the concepts of disease and health in the philosophy of medicine. […] An immensely satisfying read for anyone working on global health issues, there is no doubt that Health Justice will remain an important and influential work for years to come. However, as with any classic worth this moniker, there is ample room for critical reflection.Venkatapuram defends himself against his critics in his response, acknowledging some points whilst refuting others. Several of the questions taken up in this issue certainly warrant further discussion; these are exciting times for those working on health justice and related areas. Health Justice has raised the bar for anyone working in the field.”

The full table of content of the issue can be accessed here: 2016-Bioethics.

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