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About this book
This book addresses the problem of how to make democratically-legitimate public policy on issues of contentious bioethical debate. It focuses on ethical contests about research and their legitimate resolution, while addressing questions of political legitimacy. How should states make public policy on issues where there is ethical disagreement, not only about appropriate outcomes, but even what values are at stake? What constitutes justified, democratic policy in such conflicted domains? Case studies from Canada and Australia demonstrate that two countries sharing historical and institutional characteristics can reach different policy responses.
This book is of interest to policymakers, bioethicists, and philosophers, and will deepen our understanding of the interactions between large-scale socio-political forces and detailed policy problems in bioethics.
policy development in liberal democracies consience votes legislating bioethics democratic theory regulation of embryo research embryo research in Canada human research ethics guidelines consultation and deliberation emerging health policies clinical practice guidelines chronic fatigue syndrome deliberative processes biobanks deliberation and representation
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32240-7
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-32239-1
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-32240-7
- Series Print ISSN 1875-0044
- Series Online ISSN 1875-0036
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