The power of ethics: a case study from Sweden on the social life of moral concerns in policy processes.

@article{Hoeyer2006ThePO,
  title={The power of ethics: a case study from Sweden on the social life of moral concerns in policy processes.},
  author={Klaus L Hoeyer},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={785-801}
}
In this paper I report on an ethnographic study of an ethics policy developed by a start-up genomics company at the time it gained all commercial rights to a population-based biobank in the town of Umeå in northern Sweden. Tracing the interdependencies between power and morality, my research compares moral reflections and stances among 1) policymakers, 2… CONTINUE READING