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  • Codes of conduct and biological weapons: an in-process assessment 

    Rappert, Brian (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2007-06)
    Codes of conduct have received a significant amount of attention in recent years as a policy option to address concerns about the relation between life science research and the deliberate spread of disease through biological ...
  • Combat effectiveness in the infantry platoon: beyond the primary group thesis 

    King, Anthony (Routledge (Taylor and Francis), 2016-09-21)
    Since 2001, western troops have been heavily engaged in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan raising once again the long-standing question of why small groups of soldiers are willing and able to fight together. Drawing on evidence ...
  • Comments on Terry Eagleton's "Base and Superstructure Revisited" 

    Dupré, John (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)
  • The cosmopolitics of situated care 

    Schillmeier, M (Wiley, 2017-09-01)
    The everyday experiences of illness draw our attention to the importance of the cosmopolitics of care in which ‘normal/ized’ practices of care can neither be taking for granted nor be expected. Drawing on ethnograp ...
  • Creating Global Moral Iconicity: The Nobel Prizes and the Constitution of World Moral Culture 

    Inglis, D (SAGE Publications, 2017-04-21)
    Since at least the late 19th century, a world-level moral culture has developed, providing a space for certain persons to be presented as global moral icons. This global moral space was already pointed to by Kant as an ...
  • Critical theory and contemporary social movements: Conceptualizing resistance in the neoliberal age 

    Masquelier, C (SAGE Publications, 2013-05-02)
    The advent of an unregulated and financial form of capitalism, combined with a sharp rise in income inequalities and economic insecurity since the 1970s, appears to pose, at first glance, a significant challenge for the ...
  • Data Interpretation in the Digital Age 

    Leonelli, Sabina (MIT Press, 2014)
    The consultation of internet databases and the related use of computer software to retrieve, visualise and model data have become key components of many areas of scientific research. This paper focuses on the relation of ...
  • Data Shadows: Knowledge, Openness and Absence 

    Leonelli, S; Rappert, B; Davies, GF (SAGE Publications for Society for Social Studies of Science, 2016-12-29)
    This editorial critically engages with the understanding of openness by attending to how notions of presence and absence come bundled together as part of efforts to make open. This is particularly evident in contemporary ...
  • Data Sharing and Dual-Use Issues 

    Bezuidenhout, Louise Martha (Springer, 2011-07)
    The concept of dual-use encapsulates the potential for well-intentioned, beneficial scientific research to also be misused by a third party for malicious ends. The concept of dual-use challenges scientists to look beyond ...
  • Data Sharing in Low-resourced Research Environments 

    Rappert, B; Bezuidenhout, L (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    ‘Open Data’ has recently emerged as a prominent label for renewed attempts to promote greater scientific exchange. As part of such efforts, the posting of data online is often portrayed as commonly beneficial: individual ...
  • ‘Depends on who’s got the data’: public understandings of personal digital dataveillance 

    Michael, M; Lupton, D (Surveillance Studies Network, 2017)
    Post-Snowden, several highly-publicised events and scandals have drawn attention to the use of people’s personal data by other actors and agencies, both legally and illicitly. In this article, we report the findings of a ...
  • Design, death and energy 

    Michael, M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press (MIT Press), 2017)
    The paper examines two works by the design partnership Augur-Loizeau, the ‘Afterlife’ project and ‘Carniverous Domestic Entertainment Robots’. Understood as critical and speculative designs, these are used to throw light ...
  • Development, Wellbeing and Perceptions of the ‘Expert’ in Ladakh, North-West India 

    Butcher, A (Berghahn Journals, 2016)
    In Ladakh, north-west India, a popular narrative of the region’s inhabitants as spiritually and ecologically enlightened combines with national sustainable and participatory development policies to produce a distinctive ...
  • The disruptive potential of data publication 

    Leonelli, S (Royal Society, 2016-12-20)
  • Do animals have a bad life? 

    Hauskeller, M (University of Illinois Press, 2016)
    It has been argued that, due to our commitment to distributive justice and fairness, we have a moral obligation towards animals to enhance, or “uplift”, them to quasi-human status, so that they, too, can enjoy all the ...
  • Documenting the emergence of bio-ontologies: or, why researching bioinformatics requires HPSSB. 

    Leonelli, Sabina (Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, 2010)
    This paper reflects on the analytic challenges emerging from the study of bioinformatic tools recently created to store and disseminate biological data, such as databases, repositories, and bio-ontologies. I focus my ...
  • E-cigarette regulation and policy: UK vapers’ perspectives 

    Farrimond, Hannah (Wiley, 2016-01-23)
    Background and aims The rapid increase in use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has created an international policy dilemma concerning how to use these products. This study assesses the types of beliefs that e-cigarette ...
  • E-government and organizational change: Reappraising the role of ICT and bureaucracy in public service delivery 

    Cordella, A; Tempini, Niccolò (Elsevier Ltd, 2015-07-01)
    There is a substantial literature on e-government that discusses information and communication technology (ICT) as an instrument for reducing the role of bureaucracy in government organizations. The purpose of this paper ...
  • The Economy of Nature in Classical Natural History 

    Muller-Wille, SEW (Nestor-Istorii͡a, 2012)
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  • The embodied and situated nature of moods 

    Colombetti, G (Springer Verlag, 2017-02-13)
    In this paper I argue that it is misleading to regard the brain as the physical basis or “core machinery” of moods. First, empirical evidence shows that brain activity not only influences, but is in turn influenced by, ...