Bioethics in Perspective

Bioethics in Perspective : Corporate Power, Public Health and Political Economy

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In Bioethics in Perspective Scott Mann demonstrates the importance of issues of corporate power, global inequality and sustainability in shaping health outcomes around the world. The text develops a comprehensive ethical and practical critique of the neoliberal economic ideas which have guided policy in the English-speaking world. It explores the consequences of such policies for health and healthcare around the world, in terms of increasing health inequalities, serious food and water shortages, inadequate health care provision and the marketing of dangerous and unnecessary drugs. With clear proposals for political and economic reform to effectively address these problems, Bioethics in Perspective provides an important counterbalance to much conventional commentary on bioethics. It takes readers with little or no prior knowledge of ethics, economics or medicine quickly and easily into advanced debates and discussions about the causes and consequences of health and illness around the world.show more

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Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Ethics and ideology; 2. Freely competitive markets; 3. Problems of competition; 4. Health inequalities; 5. Food and water; 6. GM foods and life patents; 7. Energy and greenhouse; 8. Healthcare provision; 9. Drugs, drug-testing and drug companies; 10. What is to be done.show more

About Scott Mann

Scott Mann BA Hons (Sussex), MPhil (Sussex), PhD (Sydney) is Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Western Sydney.show more