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Biocracy

Public Policy And The Life Sciences, 1st Edition

By Lynton Keith Caldwell

Routledge

232 pages

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Description

This book shows how biology is affecting popular beliefs and behaviors and is therefore becoming a force in public policy. It helps the reader see the presence of this force in today's world and realize why the influence cannot be suppressed and must rather be understood.

Table of Contents

1. Biopolitics: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy 2. Social Response to Advances in the Life Sciences 3. Health and Homeostasis as Societal Concepts 4. Biological Relevance of Historical Experience 5. Life Sciences as Problems for Politics and Law 6. Biocratic Interpretations of Ethical Behavior 7. Biocracy and Bureaucracy: Coping with Conflict 8. Biotechnology: Options, Benefits, and Risks 9. International Consequences of Applied Biology 10. Biocrats and Democrats: Allies or Adversaries?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General