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Myriad Stories: Constructing Expertise and Citizenship in Discussions of the New Genetics
Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and technology and development studies around issues of science, citizenship and globalisation.
It reflects on the nature of expertise; the framing of knowledge; processes of public engagement; and issues of rights, justice and democracy. A wide variety of pressing issues is explored, such as medical genetics, agricultural biotechnology, occupational health and HIV/AIDS.
Drawing upon rich case studies from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, the book asks:
- Do new perspectives on science, expertise and citizenship emerge from comparing cases across different issues and settings?
- What difference does globalisation make?
- What does this tell us about approaches to risk, regulation and public participation?
- How might the notion of ‘cognitive justice’ help to further debate and practice?