Between Public Opinion and Public Policy: Human Embryonic Stem-Cell Research and Path-Dependency

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (4):800-806 (2009)
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Abstract

In bioethics as in other areas of health policy, historical institutional factors can shape policy independently of interests or public opinion. This article finds policy divergence among countries with similar national moral views of stem cell research, and explains that divergence as the product of path-dependency

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