The Cosmopolitanization of Science: Stem Cell Governance in China

Zhang, J. Y. (2012) The Cosmopolitanization of Science: Stem Cell Governance in China. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 232 pp. ISBN 9780230302594. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Based on site visits to 22 key research teams in China, as well as interviews with ethicists and Ministry of Health officials, this book investigates how, over the last decade, Chinese stakeholders have developed a cosmopolitan sensibility in comprehending and responding to ethical and regulatory concerns with influence from both within and without their national boundaries. It elucidates the structural and administrative particularities stem cell scientists are confronted with and charts the transformation of Chinese science from an image of the 'Wild East' to a responsible player in the international stem cell community. This book demonstrates the feasibility, and implications, of a less advantaged country in influencing global research trends and provides a powerful corrective to existing cosmopolitan frameworks which are established mainly on Western data sources. It contributes both to the empirical social study of science and to current theoretical debates on cosmopolitanization.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2013 09:22
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31683 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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