21st Sep 2006 - 22nd Sep 2006
Thursday 21 - Friday 22 September 2006
This conference addressed: the politics of medicine; of health and of bodies in relation to contemporary political systems. It was concerned in particular with:
the ethical and political consequences of changing technologies of life and death; the consequences of the privatisation of health care; the body and its parts;
the global inequalities of life expectancy and health ;the consequences of this inequality the ethical responsibilities of medical professionals; and the relationship between corporate pharmaceuticals and medical provision.
The conference investigated the body politic in terms of the differential distribution of rights, responsibilities and powers that directly affect the bodies of the citizens and non-citizens of the new global order. Papers were invited on these topics:
Health and the Body Politic
Whose Life, Whose Death?
Bodies, Rights and the Body Politic
Public or Private?
The Postcode Lottery
The Global Politics of Health
Corporate Pharmaceuticals and Justice
Medical Responsibility in Genocide and Terror
Medicine and the Politics of Gender
Insurance, Medicine and Politics
Donna Dickenson (Birkbeck)
Conor Gearty (LSE)
John Harris (Manchester)
Alyson Pollock (Edinburgh)
Helen Smith (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)
Rosemary Stamp (EURO RSCG RILEY)