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Being Relational

Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Being Relational

Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law

In relational theory, the self is seen as fundamentally constituted in terms of its relations to others: it not only lives in relationship with and to others, but also owes its very existence to such relationships. Being Relational explores core moral and metaphysical concepts through a relational-theory lens and analyzes how such considerations might apply to more practical areas of concern in health law and policy. Innovative and self-reflexive, this groundbreaking collection will appeal to a broad range of thinkers, especially those who seek to understand the complex ways in which power is created and sustained relationally.

352 pages

Law and Society


Table of Contents

Introduction / Jennifer J. Llewellyn and Jocelyn Downie

Part 1 – Relational Theory

1 Relational Autonomy and Global Threats / Susan Sherwin

2 The Reciprocal Relation of Judgment and Autonomy: Walking in Another’s Shoes and Which Shoes to Walk In / Jennifer Nedelsky

3 A Relational Approach to Equality: New Developments and Applications / Christine M. Koggel

4 Restorative Justice: Thinking Relationally about Justice / Jennifer J. Llewellyn

5 The Self in Situ: A Relational Account of Personal Identity / Françoise Baylis

6 Memory, Reparation, and Relation: Starting in the Right Places / Sue Campbell

7 Taking a Feminist Relational Perspective on Conscience / Carolyn McLeod

Part 2 – Health Law and Policy

8 Relational Theory and Resource Allocation in Health Care: Accounting for Difference / Dianne Pothier

9 Resistance Is Essential: Relational Responses to Recent Law and Policy Initiatives Involving Reproduction / Jocelyn Downie

10 Relational Theory and Indigenous Health: Insights for Law Reform and Policy Development / Constance MacIntosh

11 Insight Revisited: Relationality and Psychiatric Treatment Decision-Making Capacity / Sheila Wildeman

12 Non-Human Animals and Human Health: A Relational Approach to the Use of Animals in Medical Research / Maneesha Deckha

List of Contributors; Index

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