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?