Autor: Kaushik Sunder Rajan
ISBN-13: 9780822363132
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 328
Gewicht: 631 g
Format: 237x164x25 mm
Sprache: Englisch


Experimental Futures
Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine
104,68 €*
Continuing his pioneering theoretical explorations into the relationships among biosciences, the market, and political economy, Kaushik Sunder Rajan introduces the concept of pharmocracy to explain the structure and operation of the global hegemony of the multinational pharmaceutical industry. He reveals pharmocracy's logic in two case studies from contemporary India: the controversial introduction of an HPV vaccine in 2010, and the Indian Patent Office's denial of a patent for an anticancer drug in 2006 and ensuing legal battles. In each instance health was appropriated by capital and transformed from an embodied state of well-being into an abstract category made subject to capital's interests. These cases demonstrate the precarious situation in which pharmocracy places democracy, as India's accommodation of global pharmaceutical regulatory frameworks pits the interests of its citizens against those of international capital. Sunder Rajan's insights into this dynamic make clear the high stakes of pharmocracy's intersection with health, politics, and democracy.
Autor: Kaushik Sunder Rajan
ISBN-13 :: 9780822363132
ISBN: 0822363135
Erscheinungsjahr: 03.03.2017
Verlag: Combined Academic Publ.
Gewicht: 631g
Seiten: 328
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 237x164x25 mm, 1 illustration