Bioeconomies

Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century

Editors: Pavone, Vincenzo, Goven, Joanna (Eds.)

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  • Brings together leading senior and up-and-coming academics researching bioeconomics 
  • Presents timely global and interdisciplinary research on bioeconomies, biotechnology and biocapital
  • Appeals to researchers in science and technology studies, medical sociology/sociology of health and illness, science and innovation policy, and political economy, as well as policymakers. 
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This book explores the promissory discourses and practices associated with the bioeconomy, focusing especially on the transformation of institutions; the creation, appropriation, and distribution of value; the struggle over resources, power, and meaning; and the role of altruism, kinship, and care practices. Governments and science enthusiasts worldwide are embracing the bioeconomy, championing it as the key to health, wealth, and sustainability, while citing it as justification to transform research and regulatory institutions, health and agricultural practices, ethics of privacy and ownership, and conceptions of self and kin. Drawing together studies from Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe, this volume encompasses subjects as diverse as regenerative medicine, population health research, agricultural finance, biobanking, assisted reproduction, immigration, breastfeeding, self-help groups, GM fish, and mining sewage.

About the authors

Vincenzo Pavone is Tenured Researcher at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). He leads a research group on the global bioeconomy studying the relationship between science, technology and neoliberal politics. He has been PI of several national and international research projects on reproductive and regenerative medicine, transgenics and surveillance-oriented security technologies.
Joanna Goven is Director of Kukupa Research, which she founded after many years as an academic. In recent years she has focused on the political economy of science and on facilitating transdisciplinary research. She has published in the areas of gender politics, public engagement with science, transdisciplinarity, and the bioeconomy.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pavone, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • The “Entrepreneurial State” and the Leveraging of Life in the Field of Regenerative Medicine

    Gardner, John (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • Technologies of Governance: Science, State and Citizen in Visions of the Bioeconomy

    Doezema, Tess (et al.)

    Pages 49-71

  • “Having a Structuring Effect on Europe”: The Innovative Medicines Initiative and the Construction of the European Health Bioeconomy

    Marelli, Luca (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • The Underworlds Project and the “Collective Microbiome”: Mining Biovalue from Sewage

    Reis-Castro, Luísa

    Pages 105-127

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioeconomies
Book Subtitle
Life, Technology, and Capital in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Vincenzo Pavone
  • Joanna Goven
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55651-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55651-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55650-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85717-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 350
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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