1st Edition

Ethics, Law and Society
Volume IV

ISBN 9780754676461
Published March 25, 2009 by Routledge
440 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This key collection brings together a selection of papers commissioned and published by the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law & Society. It incorporates contributions from a group of international experts along with a selection of short opinion pieces written in response to specific ethical issues. The collection addresses issues arising in biomedical and medical ethics ranging from assisted reproductive technologies to the role of clinical ethics committees. It examines broader societal issues with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment and also focuses on issues of human rights in current global contexts. The contributors collect responses to issues arising from high profile cases such as the legitimacy of war in Iraq to physician-related suicide. The volume will provide a valuable resource for practitioners and academics with an interest in ethics across a range of disciplines.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction, Jennifer Gunning, Søren Holm and Ian Kenway; Part I Ethical Issues in Agriculture and Food: Modern farming practices and animal welfare, Joyce D'Silva; Animal integrity in the modern farming world, Kate Millar and David Morton; CAP reforms: effects on agriculture and environment, Franz Sinabell and Erwin Schmid; The ethics of animal cloning, Mickey Gjerris, Christian Gamborg and Peter Sandøe; European food regulation and accountability: the interplay of influences shaping the new regulatory terrain, Samarthia Thankappan; Globalization and sustainability in agriculture: role of law and ethics, John Hodges; Production economics, markets and assurance programmes for farm animal welfare, Michael C. Appleby. Part II Bioethics: Puzzle-solving for fun and profit: the abusive potential of non-genetic health data in epidemiological biobanks, Anne Maria Skrikerud and Jon Grov; The ethical topogaphy of research biobanking, Jan Reinert Karlsen and Roger Strand; Fuzzy law encountering life, death and morality: a report on 9 clinical ethics committees' legal considerations, Reidar Pedersen and Reidun Førde; Bioethics, biopower and the post-genomic challenge, Kjetil Rommertveit; What's wrong with genetic inequality?, Claudio Tamburrini; Public and private interests in the genomic era: a pluralist approach, Margit Sutrop and Kadri Simm; Challenging science: public views of personalized medicine, Elisa Pieri; Therapeutic cloning and the protection of embryonic life: different approaches, different levels of protection – a view from the United Kingdom, Søren Holm; Informed consent, trust and virtue in Czech medicine, Jiri Simek, Eva Krizová, Lenka Zamykalová and Marie Mesanyová. Part III Ethics and Society: America and the case for just war against Iraq, Chris J. Dolan; Children in conflict: can the real child soldier please stand up?, Helen Brocklehurst; Ethical dimensions of youth justice, Rob Allen; Reproductive technologies and the question of the child's future freedom, Erik Malmqvist; Ethics, paediatric doping and the limits of Gillick consent, Mike McNamee; What protection do consumers require in the information economy?, Jane K. Winn; Justifying claims of state responsibility to meet the needs of irregular migrants: the problem with proceeding from human rights, Marit Hovdal Moan; Women workers in the global economy: a feminist critique of the core labour standards, Juanita Elias and Hayley Stevenson; Allocating health care resources: the role of personal responsibility, Alena M. Buyx; The responsibilities of health professionals in crisis situations, Michael Igoumenidis. Part IV Commentaries: Case commentary: Evans v. the United Kingdom, Natasha Hammond; The incident of the container ship MSC Napoli: is it an intractable problem?, Ho-Sam Bang; The (not so) great escape: the legal and moral responsibility for the Foot and Mouth outbreak 2007, Robert G. Lee; Ethics and the advent of the Holy Grail of stem cell research, Søren Holm; Index.

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Dr Jennifer Gunning was Senior Research Fellow and Coordinator of the Cardiff Centre for Ethics, Law and Society, Cardiff University, UK. Søren Holm is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Manchester, UK. Dr Ian Kenway is Director of the Centre for Information Ethics and Public Policy (CIEPP) and Honorary Research Fellow in Ethics and ICT at Cardiff University, UK. All have published widely on issues relating either to bioethics or cyberethics.


'It is pleasing to see a collection that so well demonstrates the rich diversity of contemporary ethical debate, in both content and multidisciplinarity. This volume reaches beyond bioethics to embrace other social issues including food, agriculture and human rights. Including as it does commentaries on contemporary "hard cases", with contributions from key academics in the field, it is essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Ethics.' Professor Ruth Chadwick, Lancaster University, UK '...the editors have assembled a strong and varied range of contributors from a number of differing academic and professional backgrounds...overall, the papers included are well written, interesting and accessible to those outside of the author's particular academic discipline...this book will provide an excellent and accessible resource for academics, students and practitioners engaged in the examination and study of not only the ethical issues raised in this volume, but also ethics in general.' Medical Law Review