Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

Living Edition
| Editors: Henk ten Have

Bioethics: And Politics

  • Paula Martinho da SilvaEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_52-1


Bioethics has become a subject of public debate, and the discussion has spread to a number of different, mainly deliberative, forums. Bioethical issues soon started to influence legislative debate and policies on health and new technologies. This entry reviews the evolution of the bioethics debate and its influence on politics and presents an overview of the future discussion.


Bioethics Politics Biopolitics Representation Civil society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of BioethicsUniversidade CatólicaLisbonPortugal