Biopolitics, Ethics and the Culture of Lawfulness. Implications for the Next Generation? (Chapter 29 in Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration: Suggestions for Succeeding Generations (Volume 2) 1st ed. 2016 Edition).
Breczko, Anetta. Oliwniak, Slawomir.
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This chapter describes the process of the formation of pastoral biopower (Foucault’s concept of biopolitics) within the framework of the European culture of lawfulness. It shows how the schools of pronatalism, antinatalism, and environmental ethics have shaped the policies of European countries with regard to pro creation, as well as people’s behaviors. It also describes how demographic policy has evolved under the influence of progress in biotechnology. Discussion questions are included. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified)
Europe; ethics; decision making; civil rights; POPULATION GROWTH; DEMOGRAPHY; environmental influences; FAMILY PLANNING; POLITICAL FACTORS