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

Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff

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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
Creator
Subject
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 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 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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jasanoff, Sheila
Dewey number
338.9/26
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.E8
LC item number
J37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Democracy and science
  • Democracy and science
Label
Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
55885457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780691118116
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004055296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Designs on nature : science and democracy in Europe and the United States, Sheila Jasanoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [339]-359) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
Control code
55885457
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 374 pages
Isbn
9780691118116
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004055296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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