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The International Law of Genetic Discrimination: The Power of ‘Never Again’

Iulia Voina Motoc

in New Technologies and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines genetic discrimination through the lens of international law. The main questions asked are: What is the meaning of genetic discrimination? How can laws on genetic privacy ... More


Tanzania: Gaining Insights into Adolescent Lives and Livelihoods

VINAND M. NANTULYA, AVE MARIA SEMAKAFU, FLORENCE MULI-MUSIIME, AUGUSTINE MASSAWE, and LAWRENCE MUNYETTI

in Challenging Inequities in Health: From Ethics to Action

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195137408
eISBN:
9780199863983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137408.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Adolescents represent a large proportion of the population in developing countries, yet within these countries policy rarely addresses their particular needs. This chapter sheds light on previously ... More


Participatory research: Working with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Jo Aldridge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305644
eISBN:
9781447311003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305644.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. What is meant and understood by ... More


Protecting the community from the effects of the financial crisis

Joanna Richardson

in From recession to renewal: The impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427007
eISBN:
9781447302377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427007.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The financial crisis has had an impact on communities, and particularly on vulnerable groups. How can the most vulnerable groups be protected, and what support can be given? This chapter examines the ... More


A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

John Hills and Kitty Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This major new book provides, for the first time, a detailed evaluation of policies on poverty and social exclusion since 1997, and their effects. Bringing together leading experts in the field, it ... More


A tide turned but mountains yet to climb?

John Hills and Kitty Stewart

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter summarises the key points derived from the previous chapters. Some of the common points stand out from this analysis. First, the government since 1997 has undeniably taken tackling ... More


Ethical considerations

David L. Streiner and Geoffrey R. Norman

in Health Measurement Scales: A practical guide to their development and use

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231881
eISBN:
9780191724015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231881.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses some ethical issues that may arise in developing and using scales. These include considerations of informed consent in recruiting participants, testing vulnerable groups, ... More


Global ‘vulnerabilities’: new configurations of competition in the era of conditionality?

Kate Brown

in Social Policy in an Era of Competition: From Global to Local Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447326274
eISBN:
9781447326328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326274.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter addresses the increasingly strong targeting of welfare provisions on the most ‘vulnerable’ groups. In the current era of heightened pressure on resources and often increasing social ... More


Advancing participatory research

Jo Aldridge

in Participatory research: Working with vulnerable groups in research and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447305644
eISBN:
9781447311003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305644.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter draws together the key issues to emerge from the previous chapters of the book, focusing specifically on the advantages and challenges in participatory research, in order to advance new ... More


‘Dr. Kar I Presume!’: ‘Medical’ Narratives from the Jarawa Tribal Reserve

Vishvajit Pandya and Madhumita Mazumdar

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter draws attention to the complex trajectories of the history of biomedicine among the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups of the Andaman Islands. It argues that the scattered traces one ... More


Absolute Poverty in Europe: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon

Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger, and Clemens Sedmak (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341284
eISBN:
9781447341338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341284.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book examines absolute poverty in Europe, which is at the moment fairly neglected in academic and policy discourse. It opens with conceptual and methodological considerations that prepare the ... More


Buffer Growing Inequality

Hill and

in Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190909345
eISBN:
9780190069247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190909345.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Climate change will touch virtually every country in the world and every region of the United States, but it will not affect every place and person equally. Small island states, for example, face an ... More


Conclusion

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy

in Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199494255
eISBN:
9780199096978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494255.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

What is it that makes the Election Commission of India (ECI) a trusted institution, which performs its functions more effectively than other institutions of the state? Notions of India as a ‘flailing ... More


Autonomy in South Asia: Evidence for the Emergence of a Regional Custom

Joshua Castellino

in Minority Accommodation through Territorial and Non-Territorial Autonomy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746669
eISBN:
9780191808944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746669.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

Despite their conspicuous absence from the literature, questions of autonomy in South Asia have recently become more central. Three reasons could be attributed to this: (a) the general wave of ... More


The Breaking of the Patriarchal Bargain and the Emergence of the ‘Woman Issue’

Naomi Hossain

in The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198785507
eISBN:
9780191827419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785507.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Chapter 4 explores the origins of Bangladesh’s relatively advanced policies regarding women in the development project, which it traces to the perception that the economic basis for customary gender ... More


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