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In the second part of this book she pursues her analysis through a consideration of the impact of 'geneticisation' on political support of the welfare state, and on the operation of private health and life insurance. Genetics and neoliberalism, she argues, are complicit in fostering the belief that social and economic patterns have a fixed nature beyond the reach of democratic deliberation, and that the characteristics of individuals are unusually plastic, and within the scope of individual choice and responsibility. 'Geneticisation', it is concluded, has come to provide a questionable and largely unacknowledged support for neoliberal governance.
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Antoinette Rouvroy is now assistant professor of Law and Language, and research fellow in Information Technology Law at the University of Namur, in Belgium