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  1. Edward S. Casey, József Böröcz, Stephen Bouquin, Lefteris Kretsos, Patrick Loobuyck, Zahra Meghani, John Pearson, Franc Rottiers, Charles Umney & Ramona Vijeyarasa (2014). Labor and Global Justice: Essays on the Ethics of Labor Practices Under Globalization. Lexington Books.
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  2. Zahra Meghani (2011). A Robust, Particularist Ethical Assessment of Medical Tourism. Developing World Bioethics 11 (1):16-29.
    Recently, in increasing numbers, citizens of wealthy nations are heading to poorer countries for medical care. They are traveling to the global South as medical tourists because in their home nations either they cannot get timely medical care or they cannot afford needed treatments. This essay offers a robust, particularist ethical assessment of the practice of citizens of richer nations traveling to poorer countries for healthcare.
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  3. Zahra Meghani & Jennifer Kuzma (2011). The “Revolving Door” Between Regulatory Agencies and Industry: A Problem That Requires Reconceptualizing Objectivity. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (6):575-599.
    There is a “revolving door” between federal agencies and the industries regulated by them. Often, at the end of their industry tenure, key industry personnel seek employment in government regulatory entities and vice versa. The flow of workers between the two sectors could bring about good. Industry veterans might have specialized knowledge that could be useful to regulatory bodies and former government employees could help businesses become and remain compliant with regulations. But the “revolving door” also poses at least three (...)
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  4. Zahra Meghani (2009). The Us' Food and Drug Administration, Normativity of Risk Assessment, Gmos, and American Democracy. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (2):125-139.
    The process of risk assessment of biotechnologies, such as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), has normative dimensions. However, the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems committed to the idea that such evaluations are objective. This essay makes the case that the agency’s regulatory approach should be changed such that the public is involved in deciding any ethical or social questions that might arise during risk assessment of GMOs. It is argued that, in the US, neither aggregative nor deliberative (representative) democracy (...)
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  5. Zahra Meghani & Lisa Eckenwiler (2009). Care for the Caregivers?: Transnational Justice and Undocumented Non-Citizen Care Workers. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 2 (1):77 - 101.
    In recent years, the flow of undocumented labor from the global South to richer nations has increased considerably. Many undocumented women workers find employment as caregivers for the dependent elderly, whose numbers are burgeoning in affluent countries. Here we present a profile of undocumented non-citizen caregivers in the United States and delineate some of the key injustices they suffer. After identifying the causal factors responsible for the flow of undocumented labor from the global South to richer nations like the United (...)
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  6. Zahra Meghani (2008). Values, Technologies, and Epistemology. Agriculture and Human Values 25 (1):25-34.
    The aim of this paper is to make possible dialogue between those who claim that technologies are coded with social, political, or ethical values and those who argue that they are value-neutral. To demonstrate the relevance of this bridge-building project, the controversy regarding agrifood biotechnology will be used as a case study. Drawing on work by L. H. Nelson about the nature of human knowledge-building enterprises and E. F. Kittay’s account of the relationally-constituted self, the argument will be made that (...)
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  7. Zahra Meghani (2007). Is Personhood an Illusion? American Journal of Bioethics 7 (1):62-63.
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