The Resource Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff, (electronic resource)

Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff, (electronic resource)

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Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States
Title
Designs on nature
Title remainder
science and democracy in Europe and the United States
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Jasanoff
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Language
eng
Summary
"Biology and politics have converged today across much of the industrialized world. Debates about genetically modified organisms, cloning, stem cells, animal patenting, and new reproductive technologies crowd media headlines and policy agendas. Less noticed, but no less important, are the rifts that have appeared among leading Western nations about the right way to govern innovation in genetics and biotechnology. These significant differences in law and policy, and in ethical analysis, may in a globalizing world act as obstacles to free trade, scientific inquiry, and shared understandings of human dignity. In this magisterial look at some twenty-five years of scientific and social development, Sheila Jasanoff compares the politics and policy of the life sciences in Britain, Germany, the United States, and in the European Union as a whole. She shows how public and private actors in each setting evaluated new manifestations of biotechnology and tried to reassure themselves about their safety. Three main themes emerge. First, core concepts of democratic theory, such as citizenship, deliberation, and accountability, cannot be understood satisfactorily without taking on board the politics of science and technology. Second, in all three countries, policies for the life sciences have been incorporated into "nation-building" projects that seek to reimagine what the nation stands for. Third, political culture influences democratic politics, and it works through the institutionalized ways in which citizens understand and evaluate public knowledge. These three aspects of contemporary politics, Jasanoff argues, help account not only for policy divergences but also for the perceived legitimacy of state actions."--Publisher
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Jasanoff, Sheila
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.E8
LC item number
J37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Democracy and science
  • Democracy and science
  • Science and state
  • Science and state
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Biotechnologie
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Bio-ethiek
  • Europa (geografie)
  • Verenigde Staten
  • SCIENCE / Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Democracy and science
  • Science and state
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Democracy and science
  • Democracy and science
  • Law and policy
  • Science
  • Business
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Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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Originally published: 2005
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why compare? -- Controlling narratives -- A question of Europe -- Unsettled settlements -- Food for thought -- Natural mothers and other kinds -- Ethical sense and sensibility -- Making something of life -- The new social contract -- Civic epistemology -- Republics of science
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 374 p.)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400837311
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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22573/cttsz7c
System control number
  • (OCoLC)733057494
  • (OCoLC)ocn733057494
Label
Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2005
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why compare? -- Controlling narratives -- A question of Europe -- Unsettled settlements -- Food for thought -- Natural mothers and other kinds -- Ethical sense and sensibility -- Making something of life -- The new social contract -- Civic epistemology -- Republics of science
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 374 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400837311
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttsz7c
System control number
  • (OCoLC)733057494
  • (OCoLC)ocn733057494

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