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Biology and Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 192

Biology and Political Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-03-11
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  • Publisher: Routledge

This book demonstrates the increasing interest of some social scientists in the theories, research and findings of life sciences in building a more interdisciplinary approach to the study of politics. It discusses the development of biopolitics as an academic perspective within political science, reviews the growing literature in the field and presents a coherent view of biopolitics as a framework for structuring inquiry across the current subfields of political science.

Mother and Fetus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Mother and Fetus

This book combines comprehensive coverage of the legal and social issues raised as a result of both emerging technologies for fetal intervention and increasing knowledge of fetal development.

Comparative Health Policy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Comparative Health Policy

A broad-ranging introduction to the provision, funding and governance of health care across a variety of systems. This revised fifth edition incorporates additional material on low/middle income countries, as well as broadened coverage relating to healthcare outside of hospitals and the ever-increasing diversity of the healthcare workforce today.

Individualism in Idaho
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 110

Individualism in Idaho

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1988
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Idaho is a state with an unusual political record. Personal freedom, private property, and limited government are primary components of a value system called "individualism" by may of its citizens. Individualism in Idaho explores the origins of this doctrine in Idaho's territorial era (1863-1889).

Intervention in the Brain
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

Intervention in the Brain

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

New findings in neuroscience have given us unprecedented knowledge about the workings of the brain. Innovative research -- much of it based on neuroimaging results -- suggests not only treatments for neural disorders but also the possibility of increasingly precise and effective ways to predict, modify, and control behavior. In this book, Robert Blank examines the complex ethical and policy issues raised by our new capabilities of intervention in the brain. After surveying current knowledge about the brain and describing a wide range of experimental and clinical interventions -- from behavior-modifying drugs to neural implants to virtual reality -- Blank discusses the political and philosoph...

End-of-life Decision Making
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 266

End-of-life Decision Making

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Experts analyze death-related issues and policies in twelve countries, discussing health care costs, advance directives, pain management, cultural, social, and religious factors, and other topics.

Fetal Protection in the Workplace
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Fetal Protection in the Workplace

This thoughtful book grapples with the contentious issue of fetal protection policy in the workplace, contrasting the right of the mother to control her life against the right of the fetus to occupy a risk-free environment. By describing the history of sex discrimination in the American workplace and examining current research on workplace dangers to reproductive health, Blank critically assesses fetal protection policies established by corporations in the last two decades. After explaining the U.S. government's response--both regulatory and judicial--Blank concludes that current means of redress for fetal injuries in the workplace are woefully inadequate. Blank argues for a practicable stra...

Medicine Unbound
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 999

Medicine Unbound

Medicine Unbound

International Policy Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 334

International Policy Studies

The basic elements of this book involve integrating five policy problems, and four fields of knowledge. The five policy problems are economic, technology, social, political and legal. The four developing regions are Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The four fields of knowledge are natural science, social science, humanities and law.