Christian Haddad

Christian Haddad
University of Vienna | UniWien · Department of Science and Technology Studies

Dr. phil.

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Introduction
My work explores some of the techno-political forms of health and medicine that emerge in relation to 'innovation', and the forms of power and resistance, knowledge and ignorance, subjectivation and alienation, investment and exploitation that manifest in and shape global health. Interested in #antimicrobialResistance #pandemicpreparedness #pharmaceuticalization #psychiatry
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September 2016 - present
Austrian Institute for International Affairs
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Coordinating the research area "Global politics of science, technology and innovation"
June 2009 - August 2014
University of Vienna
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (15)
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This review article discusses Melinda Cooper and Catherine Waldby's recent book, Clinical Labor. Tissue donors and research subjects in the global bio-economy (Duke, 2014), as a topical contribution to the literatures on the bio-economy, and to studies of life sciences, society, and policy more generally. The article contextualizes the book within...
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Energy transitions in the Global South are typically said to sit somewhere between autocratic mega-projects with considerable fallout for local communities on the one hand, and promissory projects to foster a better, sustainable and more inclusive future on the other. Morocco’s ambitious energy strategy entails the construction of 20 concentrated s...
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Innovation policy is embedded in local contexts that shape its courses and outcomes. However, the role of context is often neglected in the design and implementation of innovation policies. Critical questions such as what innovation actually means, what kind of innovation policies may be beneficial in a given country and for specific sectors, regio...
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Current political developments in established liberal democracies in both Europe and North America have fundamentally called into question the normative relations between truth, knowledge and politics. Whether labeled “posttruth” or truthiness, commentators lament the willful spread and deployment of nonknowledge and ignorance as important politica...
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By exploring the political strategies that seek to advance and implement a “culture of cybersecurity” in Austria, we argue that the regimes of digital safety and security (DS&S) that are emerging worldwide should not be merely understood as a political reaction to the risks brought about by digitalization. Rather, cybersecurity further constitutes...
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The interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has been focused on the investigation of emerging categories of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences in industrialized countries. Since the last century, new biological therapies, biopharmaceuticals, genetic tests, diagnostic technologies and biotech-based products and services have...
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This paper analyzes an emerging form of post-pharmaceutical health and its underlying regime of value in the global bioeconomy of regenerative stem cell-based medicine (RSCM). Animated by a vision to overcome drug-based therapies and their underlying political economies, RSCM pursues a form of regenerative health that is strikingly at odds with pha...
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Als Beitrag zu einer Bestandsaufnahme von Foucaults Werk für die politische Theorie der Gegenwart erwägt die vorliegende Arbeit die Aktualität (des Konzepts) von Biopolitik anhand des aktuellen Feldes der regenerativen Medizin. Die These des Beitrages ist, dass die regenerative Stammzellmedizin ein Artikulations- und Experimentierfeld für eine „Bio...
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Este artigo analisa uma forma emergente de saúde pós-farmacêutica e seu regime implícito de valor na bioeconomia global da medicina regenerativa baseada em células-tronco (MRCT). Estimulada por uma perspectiva de superação das terapias baseadas em medicação e suas economias políticas subjacentes, a medicina regenerativa com células-tronco (MRCT) bu...
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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has arisen as a grand challenge and global problem confronting the world in the 21st century. AMR is truly global not only in the geographical-political sense, but also in that it runs across and proliferates through the complex interactions of human medicine and patterns of health care on the one hand, and veterinary...
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This article discusses historical materialist policy analysis (HMPA) as a novel approach in policy studies, and the ways in which it draws on elements of interpretive policy analysis (IPA). In our reply to Ulrich Brand’s recent proposal of such an approach in this journal, we particularly discuss two aspects from a poststructuralist interpretive pe...
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We, like many colleagues, were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Herbert Gottweis’ untimely death on the 31 March this year. While we were aware of Herbert’s illness, we also hoped that, against the odds, he would recover in his typical, buoyant style. This was not to be. A few days after receiving the terrible news, we began a discussion of w...
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During the last 15 years, stem cells have become sites of individual and collective human aspirations, where different scientific, medical, and economic visions and desires have been inscribed and contested, leading to multifold disputes and political controversies. Stem cells made headlines in the global mass media, and became a topic of electoral...
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This article examines developments in the field of regenerative medicine with respect to two quite distinct models of therapeutic development, a medical innovation model and a 'cells-as-drugs' model. It seeks to contribute to our understanding of regenerative medicine clinical trials, by exploring the ways in which the contingencies that shape all...

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The COVID-19 pandemic poses unprecedented challenges for policymakers, public health officials, and societies. The social and economic effects are likely to be felt for years to come. This situation calls for an examination of how people react to policy measures that have been introduced, and what actions they take on their own initiative over and above the official advice by governments. What motivates citizens to follow, adapt to, or ignore, the advice of public authorities? What do they do to protect themselves, and to support others – and what roles do technologies play in this? What, or who, do people trust in these uncertain times? What do people need to feel safe at the time of crisis? The project examines these important questions in nine different European countries, including Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. We use a multi-sited qualitative research design involving in-depth open-ended interviews. This qualitative longitudinal study design involving ‘soft comparisons’ between countries and over a period of about six months allows us not only to identify differences and similarities in how people responded to the pandemic and the ensuing policy measures, but also why. These findings are expected to generate valuable evidence for policies for pandemic preparedness, prevention and containment in the countries under study, and beyond. For more information see here: https://digigov.univie.ac.at/solidarity-in-times-of-a-pandemic-solpan/
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RC 23 SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: September 30, 2019. SESSION: DYNAMICS OF KNOWLEDGE: HEALTH, MEDICINE AND LIFE SCIENCES. Orgs.: Renan Gonçalves Leonel da Silva (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Christian Haddad (Austrian Institute for International Affairs Austria). We are launching the Call for Abstracts (CfA) for the Session "Dynamics of Knowledge: Health, Medicine and Life Science", which will compose the works of the RC 23 Sociology of Science and Technology in IV ISA FORUM OF SOCIOLOGY, to be held in Porto Alegre - RS, Brazil, 2020. We decided to create this page to promote the table in the international networks of the field of Science and Technology Studies applied to the interdisciplinary debate on the Societal aspects of the emerging Health and Life Sciences technologies and medical narratives. Here we will try something new: once authorized by the authors, we will share the abstracts and submitted papers to compose this section. Thus, we hope that researchers, graduate students and other interested parties will have access to the discussions that will be carried out in the section, and may seek information with the authors. Session description: The interdisciplinary field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) has been focused on the investigation of emerging categories of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences in industrialized countries. Since the last century, new biological therapies, biopharmaceuticals, genetic tests, diagnostic technologies and biotech-based products and services have been central to the construction of new narratives and paradigms of social studies of biomedical knowledge, Medicine and health innovation in society. Some fields of science and technology in health are quite controversial and represents new possibilities for Politics, ethics and governance debates. The general category of "Life Sciences" has become ubiquitous in the language of both those who develop new technologies and social analysts, in different geographical and cultural contexts. The term appears in several institutional sites (e.g., clinics, hospital landscapes, universities, entrepreneurship and high-tech startup culture, public and private partnership discussions, debates on ethical, legal and social implications of biotechnologies, science and technology policy, national and transnational politics, etc.), where particular systems of power relations, biomedical platforms and epistemic comunities are translated, created and reconfigured. In this sense, the increase of interactions between biotechnology and society emerged as an interesting topic for sociological analysis. In this session we will discuss how different notions of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences are being explored by social research globally. Also, we aim to advance in the understanding of the organization of contemporary life sciences, and how situated forms of uncertainty of knowledge, scientific imaginaries and risk of biological therapies are being studied by social scientists recently. https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/webprogrampreliminary/Session14234.html We would kindly request that you broadly disclose this CfA on your international networks of Sociology of Science and Technology! More information about the conference: https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2020