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Bioethics in Perspective : Corporate Power, Public Health and Political Economy - Dr. Scott Mann

Bioethics in Perspective

Corporate Power, Public Health and Political Economy


Published: 13th August 2010
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In Bioethics in Perspective Scott Mann demonstrates the importance of issues of corporate power, global inequality and sustainability in shaping health outcomes around the world. The text develops a comprehensive ethical and practical critique of the neoliberal economic ideas which have guided policy in the English-speaking world. It explores the consequences of such policies for health and healthcare around the world, in terms of increasing health inequalities, serious food and water shortages, inadequate health care provision and the marketing of dangerous and unnecessary drugs. With clear proposals for political and economic reform to effectively address these problems, Bioethics in Perspective provides an important counterbalance to much conventional commentary on bioethics. It takes readers with little or no prior knowledge of ethics, economics or medicine quickly and easily into advanced debates and discussions about the causes and consequences of health and illness around the world.

Introductionp. 1
Ethics and ideologyp. 10
Freely competitive marketsp. 36
Problems of competitionp. 60
Health inequalitiesp. 96
Food and waterp. 117
GM foods and life patentsp. 146
Energy and the greenhouse effectp. 170
Health care provisionp. 198
Drugs, drug testing and drug companiesp. 221
What is to be done?p. 256
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780521756563
ISBN-10: 0521756561
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 13th August 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.53