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Nature, Risk and Responsibility

Discourses of Biotechnology

Editors: Campling, Jo, O'Mahony, Patrick (Eds.)

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Nature, Risk and Responsibility explores ethical interpretations of biotechnology and examines whether sufficient consensus exists or is emerging to enable this technology to occupy a stable role in the techno-economic, social and cultural order. The contributors address the nature and prospective implications of biotechnologies for nature, life and social organisation and employ a wide range of social theories to evaluate risks and propose responses.

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BARRY BARNES Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter ALFONS BORA Research Fellow, Wissenschaft Zentrum, Berlin CHRISTIAN BYK Secretary, International Association of Law, Ethics and Science GERARD DELANTY Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Liverpool MARION DREYER Senior Researcher, Munich ProjektGruppe ORLA MCDONNELL Lecturer in Sociology, University College, Cork RUTH MCNALLY Research Fellow, University of Exeter and Director of BioInformation Ltd JOHN MURPHY Lecturer in Law, Manchester University TRACEY SKILLINGTON Senior Researcher, Centre for European Social Research, Cork PIET STRYDOM Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University College, Cork PETER WHEALE Surrey Management School and Director of BioInformation Ltd

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Biotechnology,Uncertainty and Contestation

    Pages 1-17

    O’Mahony, Patrick

  • The Civilisation of the Gene: Biotechnological Risk Framed in the Responsibility Discourse

    Pages 21-36

    Strydom, Piet

  • Biopolitics in the Risk Society: the Possibility of a Global Ethic of Societal Responsibility

    Pages 37-51

    Delanty, Gerard

  • Biotechnology as Expertise

    Pages 52-66

    Barnes, Barry

  • Shifting Debates on New Reproductive Technology: Implications for Public Discourse in Ireland

    Pages 69-86

    McDonnell, Orla

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nature, Risk and Responsibility
Book Subtitle
Discourses of Biotechnology
Editors
  • Jo Campling
  • Patrick O'Mahony
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-27241-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-27241-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-66588-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 232
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