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The problem of evidence-based medicine: directions for social science.
Evidence-based medicine (EBM) is arguably the most important contemporary initiative committed to reshaping biomedical reason and practice. The move to establish scientific research as a fundamentalExpand
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Pregnancy, Risk and Biopolitics: On the Threshold of the Living Subject
1. On the Threshold of the Living Subject 2. A Genealogy of Perinatal Mortality 3. Health beyond Risk: A Midwifery Ethos in Prenatal Care 4. Legal Fiction and Reality Effects: Evidence of PerinatalExpand
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Governmentality, criticism, politics
The growth of the governmentality literature represents a significant development in current social theory. However, certain prominent and interlinked tendencies, which are associated with the placeExpand
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The Global Public Health Intelligence Network and early warning outbreak detection: a Canadian contribution to global public health.
The recent SARS epidemic has renewed widespread concerns about the global transmission of infectious diseases. In this commentary, we explore novel approaches to global infectious diseaseExpand
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Recent developments in the government of pregnancy
Three broad axes of change in the contemporary government of pregnancy are presented as a case study of governance: the subjectification of the foetus, antenatal risk management and liberalExpand
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The Global Public Health Intelligence Network and Early Warning Outbreak Detection
The recent SARS epidemic has renewed widespread concerns about the global transmission of infectious diseases. In this commentary, we explore novel approaches to global infectious diseaseExpand
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Global Public Health Vigilance: Creating a World on Alert
1. Knowing Global Public Health 2. Emerging Infectious Diseases: An Active Concept 3. Early Warning Outbreak Detection and Alert: A Technique 4. From Infectious Disease to Public Health Emergency 5.Expand
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The Concept of Truth Regime
Abstract. "Truth regime" is a much used but little theorized concept, with the Foucauldian literature presupposing that truth in modernity is uniformly scientific/ quasi-scientific and enhancesExpand
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Politics and Sovereign Power
Foucault’s critique of early modern political theory aimed at displacing sovereignty as the principle of intelligibility of power. In the genealogical literature since Foucault, sovereignty hasExpand
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Inventing Global Health Security, 1994–2005
  • L. Weir
  • Political Science
  • 26 August 2014
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