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Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits : An Inquiry into Research and Methods (Hardcover)

Author: Rappert, Brian

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Since 9/11 and the U.S. anthrax attacks, public, and policy concerns about the security threats posed by biological weapons has increased significantly. As a result, there are now active international deliberations about what restrictions should be placed on the openness of scientific research. "Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits" examines these security implications for life science research as well as the methodological issues associated with conducting social research. In doing so the book considers the place of biological and social research in creating and responding to societal problems through drawing on diverse academic traditions such as discourse analysis, social problems studies, philosophy, action research, science and technology studies, politics, and public policy.

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Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
Mfg Part# 9780230002487
SKU 204522482
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 023000248X
Release Date 7/1/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0198
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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