MU Life Sciences and Society Program
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp, Rembrandt; Mauritshuis, The Hague
Life Sciences and Society Program
105h Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: lssp@missouri.edu
Phone: (573) 884-6883

Research


Faculty from many MU departments and programs are engaged in crucial research on the ethics, history, policy, economics, law, sociology, and media coverage concerning the life sciences, as well as on the social manifestations of the human status as an organism. The Life Sciences & Society Program seeks to enhance the value and scope of such research on campus by making connections across disciplines.

While many of the publications in LSSP fields are interdisciplinary, our list of recent publications below is organized by the home department of the authors.


Agricultural Economics


H. James and L. Marks, "Trust and Distrust in Biotechnology Risk Managers: Insights from the United Kingdom, 1996-2002," AgBioForum, 11(2), 2008, 93-105.
H. James, "Sustainable Agriculture and Free Market Economics: Finding Common Ground in Adam Smith," Agriculture and Human Values, 23(4), 2006, 427-438.
H. James, "Trust in Scientists and Food Manufacturers: Implications for the Public Support of Biotechnology," Journal of Agribusiness, 24(2), 2006, 119-133.
M. Hendrickson and H. James, "The Ethics of Constrained Choice: How the Industrialization of Agriculture Impacts Farming and Farmer Behavior," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 18(3), 2005, 269-291.
H. James, "The Ethical Challenges in Farming: A Report on Conversations with Missouri Corn and Soybean Producers," Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, 11(2), 2005, 239-248.
H. James, "On Finding Solutions to Ethical Problems in Agriculture," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 16(5), 2003, 439-457.
H. James, "The Effect of Trust on Public Support for Biotechnology: Evidence from the U.S. Biotechnology Study, 1997-1998," Agribusiness: An International Journal, 19(2), 2003, 155-168.
Bender, K. L. and R. E. Westgren. "Social Construction of the Market(s) for Genetically Modified and Unmodified Crops", American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 44:8(April 2001): pp. 1350-1370.
Fisher, D.K., S.T. Sonka, and R.E. Westgren. "Visualization and System Dynamics Modeling of the Global Appetite for Protein", Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 2002, pp. 1-14.
Fisher, D.K., S.T. Sonka, and R.E. Westgren. "Strategic Decision Making in the Quasi-Governmental Sector: The Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board", International Journal of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Vol. 6:4 (2003), pp. 42-65.
Wansink, Brian, and Randall Westgren. "Profiling Taste-Motivated Segments", Appetite, Vol. 41(2003), pp. 323-327.
Banik, Marc, and Randall E. Westgren. "A Wealth of Failures: Sensemaking in a Pharmaceutical R&D Pipeline", International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, Vol 1:1 (2004), pp.25-38.
Wansink, Brian, Randall E. Westgren, and Matthew M. Cheney. "Hierarchy of Nutritional Knowledge that Relates to the Consumption of a Functional Food", Nutrition, Vol. 21 (2005), pp. 264-268.
Ross, R. Brent, and Randall E. Westgren. 2009. An Agent-Based Model of Entrepreneurial Behavior in Agri-Food Markets. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 57. pp. 459-480.