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The Resource Biopolicy : the Life Sciences and Public Policy

Biopolicy : the Life Sciences and Public Policy

Label
Biopolicy : the Life Sciences and Public Policy
Title
Biopolicy
Title remainder
the Life Sciences and Public Policy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biology can inform public policy in a number of ways. This volume explores the linkage of the life sciences with policy (what the book refers to as biopolicy). It features two points of departure: the implications of the neurosciences for public policy; and the implications of evolutionary theory for policy-making. The first part of the book provides an introduction to the subject of biopolicy as well as the relevance of the brain sciences and evolutionary theory for this subject. The second part considers several case studies of how these points of departure inform our knowledge of policy. Am
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Somit, Albert
Dewey number
570.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
TA164
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Peterson, Steven A
Series statement
Research in Biopolitics, 10
Series volume
v. 10
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  • Biopolitics
  • Life sciences
  • Biopolitics
Label
Biopolicy : the Life Sciences and Public Policy
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Ethical implications for the human-animal relationship and the human identity
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front cover; biopolicy: the life sciences and public policy; copyright page; contents; list of contributors; part i: theoretical introduction; biopolicy: a critical linkage; brief summary of evolutionary theory; case study: abstinence-only sex education; structure of the volume; references; the cooperative gene: evolution, human nature, and politics; introduction; what is natural selection?; competition via cooperation; synergistic selection; downward causation; from phenotypic plasticity to ''teleonomic selection''; an evolutionary theory of government; human evolution
  • One example: the use of firethe science of human nature; some implications for political theory; implications for public policy: the fair society; references; the brain and public policy; technological context; the brain and decision making; what does this all mean for policy making?; political implications of the brain sciences; the brain and society; glossary; references; part ii: case studies of biopolicy; evolution, iq, and wealth; introduction: human diversity and natural selection; national iq; measures of the wealth of nations; hypothesis; correlation analysis; regression analysis
  • Large outliers on the basis of ppp-gni-08large outliers on the basis of hdi-10; discussion; references; evolution and foreign policy: insights for decision-making models; introduction; toward a biopolitical approach to fpa; evolutionary origins of leadership; evolution of cooperation and conflict; ethnic conflict; deterrence theory and decision-making under risk; conclusion; references; neurotoxicity and public policy: linking brain chemistry, toxins, and violent crime; introduction; why silicofluorides may be harmful to humans
  • Biochemical effects of silicofluorides and mechanisms of neurotoxicitytesting the hypothesis: enhanced lead uptake and behavioral dysfunctions due to sif; conclusion; notes; references; from embodiment to public policy: the intersection of individual physiology, psychology, and institutional policy behaviors; introduction; individual-level analyses of the policy process; a framework for theorizing physiological, psychological, and institutional aspects of the policy process; the social intuitionist model and moral foundations theory; conclusion; notes; references
  • Driving the great apes to extinction: perspectives from conservation biology, politics, and bioethicsthe human-great ape relationship; great apes' red list status; habitat destruction and bushmeat commerce; a case study: armed conflict and great ape survival in the virunga region, drc; warfare in or close to virunga national park; the establishment of war economies; brutalization of warfare; weak statehood; ethical implications; ethical implications from the perspective of conservation policy and peacemaking; ethical implications from an animal welfare and an animal rights perspective
Control code
797919960
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780528212
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797919960
Label
Biopolicy : the Life Sciences and Public Policy
Publication
Note
Ethical implications for the human-animal relationship and the human identity
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front cover; biopolicy: the life sciences and public policy; copyright page; contents; list of contributors; part i: theoretical introduction; biopolicy: a critical linkage; brief summary of evolutionary theory; case study: abstinence-only sex education; structure of the volume; references; the cooperative gene: evolution, human nature, and politics; introduction; what is natural selection?; competition via cooperation; synergistic selection; downward causation; from phenotypic plasticity to ''teleonomic selection''; an evolutionary theory of government; human evolution
  • One example: the use of firethe science of human nature; some implications for political theory; implications for public policy: the fair society; references; the brain and public policy; technological context; the brain and decision making; what does this all mean for policy making?; political implications of the brain sciences; the brain and society; glossary; references; part ii: case studies of biopolicy; evolution, iq, and wealth; introduction: human diversity and natural selection; national iq; measures of the wealth of nations; hypothesis; correlation analysis; regression analysis
  • Large outliers on the basis of ppp-gni-08large outliers on the basis of hdi-10; discussion; references; evolution and foreign policy: insights for decision-making models; introduction; toward a biopolitical approach to fpa; evolutionary origins of leadership; evolution of cooperation and conflict; ethnic conflict; deterrence theory and decision-making under risk; conclusion; references; neurotoxicity and public policy: linking brain chemistry, toxins, and violent crime; introduction; why silicofluorides may be harmful to humans
  • Biochemical effects of silicofluorides and mechanisms of neurotoxicitytesting the hypothesis: enhanced lead uptake and behavioral dysfunctions due to sif; conclusion; notes; references; from embodiment to public policy: the intersection of individual physiology, psychology, and institutional policy behaviors; introduction; individual-level analyses of the policy process; a framework for theorizing physiological, psychological, and institutional aspects of the policy process; the social intuitionist model and moral foundations theory; conclusion; notes; references
  • Driving the great apes to extinction: perspectives from conservation biology, politics, and bioethicsthe human-great ape relationship; great apes' red list status; habitat destruction and bushmeat commerce; a case study: armed conflict and great ape survival in the virunga region, drc; warfare in or close to virunga national park; the establishment of war economies; brutalization of warfare; weak statehood; ethical implications; ethical implications from the perspective of conservation policy and peacemaking; ethical implications from an animal welfare and an animal rights perspective
Control code
797919960
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (251 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780528212
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797919960

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