In relational theory, the self is seen as fundamentally constituted in terms of its relations to others: it not only lives in relationship with and to others, but also owes its very existence to such relationships. Being Relational explores core moral and metaphysical concepts through a relational-theory lens, and analyzes how such considerations might apply to more practical areas of concern in health law and policy. Innovative and self-reflexive, this groundbreaking collection will appeal to a broad range of thinkers, especially those who seek to understand the complex ways in which power is created and sustained relationally.
About the Author
Jocelyn Downie is a professor of law and medicine anda Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy at DalhousieUniversity. She is a member of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciencesand the Royal Society of Canada. Jennifer J. Llewellyn is an associate professor of law at Dalhousie University, and directorof the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Community University ResearchAlliance.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Jocelyn Downie
Part 1 - Relational Theory
1 Relational Autonomy and Global Threats / SusanSherwin
2 The Reciprocal Relation of Judgment and Autonomy: Walkingin Another's Shoes and Which Shoes to Walk In / JenniferNedelsky
3 A Relational Approach to Equality: New Developments andApplications / Christine M. Koggel
4 Restorative Justice: Thinking Relationally about Justice /Jennifer J. Llewellyn
5 The Self in Situ: A Relational Account of Personal Identity /Françoise Baylis
6 Memory, Reparation, and Relation: Starting in the Right Places /Sue Campbell
7 Taking a Feminist Relational Perspective on Conscience /Carolyn McLeod
Part 2 - Health Law and Policy
8 Relational Theory and Resource Allocation in Health Care:Accounting for Difference / Dianne Pothier
9 Resistance Is Essential: Relational Responses to Recent Law andPolicy Initiatives Involving Reproduction / Jocelyn Downie
10 Relational Theory and Indigenous Health: Insights for Law Reformand Policy Development / Constance MacIntosh
11 Insight Revisited: Relationality and Psychiatric TreatmentDecision-Making Capacity / Sheila Wildeman
12 Non-Human Animals and Human Health: A Relational Approach to theUse of Animals in Medical Research / Maneesha Deckha
List of Contributors; Index
What People are Saying About This
A good addition to legal theory, and a useful resource for legal policy and activism. The authors have sought to move beyond the established work in the area, and often challenge and further develop it.
"A good addition to legal theory, and a useful resource for legal policy and activism. The authors have sought to move beyond the established work in the area, and often challenge and further develop it."Jennifer Chandler, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa