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nationalism, decolonisation, the Cold War, the rise of economic neo-liberalism and recent geo-political shifts. This collection gives a comparative overview of immunisation at different times in widely different parts of the world and under different types of political regime. Five of the chapters are set in the last fifty years. 3 Four others pay particular attention to the development and manufacture of vaccines, because the capacity

in The politics of vaccination
The origins and endurance of club regulation

, came from the medical ‘whistleblower’ Maurice Pappworth. Born Maurice Papperovitch in 1910, before his family changed their name in the 1930s, Pappworth claimed that anti-semitism prevented him from obtaining consultant positions in London after he graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1932.152 Rather than take a ‘peripheral’ hospital post, he decided to earn a living by tutoring junior doctors looking to pass the diploma that controlled entry to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). It was here that Pappworth learned of questionable research practices

in The making of British bioethics

establishment of a framework for children’s rights that was not exclusionary but in fact encompassed rights to education and social care for all children, regardless of their mental state. This generated new ideas about who could be accepted and incorporated into a new model of society. The 1960s was also a decade in which increased liberalism about social norms finally began to permeate

in The metamorphosis of autism

British sociology of the 1960s was focused on the study of everyday life and interaction, the normal population rather than the deviant classes of the previous generation of sociological investigation. As Savage has pointed out, it represented a political movement in that it sought to present a new perspective on social interaction, a new vision of society. Post-1962, British

in The metamorphosis of autism