A Republican Egalitarian Approach to Bioethics: The Case of the Unrecognized Bedouin Villages in Israel

Dani Filc, Nadav Davidovich, Nora Gottlieb

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Abstract

This article argues that current, mainstream, liberal approaches to the right to health and to bioethics are not adequately aware of the structural and political character of health and illness. We propose a radical egalitarian definition of the right to health as the basis for the discussion of a republican egalitarian perspective on bioethics that redefines autonomy and stresses the importance of equality, political participation, and the common good. The violations of the right to health in unrecognized Bedouin villages in Israel are analyzed to exemplify the possibilities opened by the republican egalitarian approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-746
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Health Services
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • Bedouins
  • bioethics
  • inequality
  • republicanism
  • right to health

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