Neoliberalism on drugs

Genomics and the political economy of medicine

Authored by: Edward Nik-Khah

Handbook of Genomics, Health and Society

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138211957
eBook ISBN: 9781315451695
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In recent years, literature on neoliberal science and medical neoliberalism has suggested a link between recent changes in the organization of science and medicine, and economic ideas justifying them. This chapter discusses recent developments in biomedical science in terms of this work. The purpose in doing so is to illuminate forces shaping not only local developments such as genomics, but also the larger political economy of science (Tyfield et al., 2017).

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