The Global Dynamics of Regenerative Medicine: A Social Science Critique

The Global Dynamics of Regenerative Medicine: A Social Science Critique

by A. Webster (Editor)


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The Global Dynamics of Regenerative Medicine: A Social Science Critique by A. Webster

Regenerative medicine, encompassing stem cells and tissue engineering, has attracted huge interest within commercial, clinical and government circles, and promises to change medicine itself. This book provides the first detailed examination and critical assessment of the field to be made by social science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137026545
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Series: Health, Technology and Society
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Itziar Alkorta, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Inigo Miguel Beriain, University of Deusto and University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Kathrin Braun, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany

Haidan Chen, National University of Singapore

Herbert Gottweis, University of Vienna, Austria

Christian Haddad, University of Vienna, Austria

Stuart Hogarth, King's College London, UK

Beth Kewell, University of Stavanger, Norway

Graham Lewis, University of York, UK

Michael Morrison, University of Exeter, UK

David Rodríguez-Arias, Spanish National Research Council (CCHS-CSIC), Spain

Brian Salter, King's College London, UK

Sándor, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Susanne Schultz, Goethe University, Germany

Marton Varju, University of Hull, UK

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Boundaries and Mobilities of Regenerative Medicine; Andrew Webster 2. Regenerative Medicine at a Global Level: Current Patterns and Future Trends; Graham Lewis 3. Biocapital and Innovation Paths: The Exploitation of Regenerative Medicine; Michael Morrison, Stuart Hogarth, & Beth Kewell 4. Unruly Objects: Novel Innovation Paths and their Regulatory Challenge; Christian Haddad, Herbert Gottweis & Haidan Chen 5. Procuring Tissue: Regenerative Medicine, Oöcyte Mobilisation and Feminist Politics; Susanne Schultz and Kathrin Braun 6. Cloning and the Oviedo Convention: The Socio-cultural Construction of Regulation; Itziar Alkorta, Inigo Miguel Beriain, & David Rodriguez-Arias 7. The Multiplicity of Norms: the Bioethics and Law of Stem Cell Patents; Judit Sándor and Marton Varju 8. Governing Innovation Paths in Regenerative Medicine: the European and Global Struggle for Political Advantage; Brian Salter 9. Conclusion: Regenerative Medicine – a New Paradigm?; Andrew Webster

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