Vincenzo Pavone

Vincenzo Pavone
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos

PhD in Social and Political Sciences
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Introduction
At the IPP he has developed a research line in critical science and technology studies, with a special focus on the social and political implications of emerging technologies, such as surveillance-oriented security technologies, transgenics and cisgenics, as well as assisted reproductive technologies. Working on the complex relationship between science, technology and politics, with a special focus on neoliberalism, Vincenzo has recently opened a new research line on the global bioeconomy.
Additional affiliations
February 2019 - present
Spanish National Research Council
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Research and Managing Director
May 2006 - present
Spanish National Research Council
Position
  • Científico titular - permanent research fellow
September 2001 - June 2005
European University Institute
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2001 - June 2005
European University Institute
Field of study
  • Social and Political sciences

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Publications (45)
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The bioeconomy is becoming increasingly prominent in policy and scholarly literature, but critical examination of the concept is lacking. We argue that the bioeconomy should be understood as a political project, not simply or primarily as a technoscientific or economic one. We use a conceptual framework derived from the work of Karl Polanyi to eluc...
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In the last decade, preimplantation genetic testing (preimplantation genetic diagnosis [PGD] and preimplantation genetic screening [PGS]) have become widely used and in 2005 constituted 5 percent of all in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles performed in Europe. Their diffusion, however, is not homogenous; while in some countries they are prohibited a...
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As surveillance-oriented security technologies (SOSTs) are considered security enhancing but also privacy infringing, citizens are expected to trade part of their privacy for higher security. Drawing from the PRISE project, this study casts some light on how citizens actually assess SOSTs through a combined analysis of focus groups and survey data....
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Recent debates in science and technology studies, as well as more practical approaches to science policy both at national and European level, have stressed the relevance of citizen participation in the field of science. This paper investigates what some of the key actors in this debate, civil society organisations, expect from participation. The pa...
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Over the past 20 years, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have raised enormous expectations, passionate political controversies and an ongoing debate on how these technologies should be assessed. Current risk assessment procedures generally assess GMOs in terms of their potential risk of negatively affecting human health and the environment. Ca...
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Study question How do fertility clinics’ websites of the UK, Belgium and Spain present the medical risks of egg donation and incentives? Summary answer Spanish and UK websites typically included more incentives to recruit egg donors compared to the Belgian websites. OHSS was overall the most discussed risk. What is known already People commonly t...
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Over the last two decades, social scientists across disciplines have been researching how value is extracted and governed in the reproductive bioeconomy, which broadly refers to the various ways reproductive tissues, bodies, services, customers, workers, and data are inserted into capitalist modes of accumulation. While many of these studies are em...
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The first birth from a donated egg was reported in Australia in 1984, ushering in a new era of possibilities for the treatment of infertility (1). Since then egg donation has undergone a number of technical, regulatory and commercial transformations. Its use by a growing and diverse range of social groups and more recently the dawn of advanced free...
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The authors regrethaving missed the opportunity to include the acknowledgements in the original version of the manuscript. We wish to acknowledge the comments, suggestions and support, as well as the data gathering and analysis work, of Sara Lafuente, post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) of the CSIC and membe...
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How do women who provide eggs for use in fertility treatment perceive practices related to the use, storage and distribution of eggs?
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The provision of oocytes plays an important role in human fertility treatments. Spain alone performs half of oocyte provision cycles in the European Union whilst all other European countries face an oocyte shortage. How do Spanish fertility clinics manage to match the increasing domestic and foreign demand for female oocytes? Adopting a weak perfor...
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La magnitud de los incendios que cada año arrasan la superficie forestal obliga al replanteamiento de las medidas y las herramientas disponibles en la lucha contra el fuego. En este artículo proponemos un enfoque alternativo en la problematización de esta grave situación, a partir de la co-producción entre sociedad civil, políticos y expertos, de u...
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Regulatory systems governing third party reproduction determine how people providing reproductive materials and labor –including eggs, sperm, and gestational surrogacy services –are selected and compensated. The United States and Spain have very different regulations surrounding third party reproduction, but are both global leaders in providing fer...
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This article examines the relationship between the institu- tional trustworthiness of security agencies in the context of data-intensive security practices. It focuses on the pub- lic's acceptance of the way digital surveillance technolo- gies feed into large-scale security data analytics. Using the case of deep packet inspection (DPI), survey data...
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This book explores the promissory discourses and practices associated with the bioeconomy, focusing especially on the transformation of institutions; the creation, appropriation, and distribution of value; the struggle over resources, power, and meaning; and the role of altruism, kinship, and care practices. Governments and science enthusiasts worl...
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In the conclusion, the editors discuss the implications of the studies presented here for how we should approach the “bioeconomic” as scholars and as citizens. It also draws a tentative roadmap for future studies to engage with emerging bioeconomies in order to cast light on the so far neglected themes and issues related to the political economy of...
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This chapter addresses the social, economic, legal and political articulations of the reproductive bioeconomy in Spain. More specifically, it studies the process of valuecreation, appropriation and distribution sustaining the reprogenetics sector of the Spanish reproductive bioeconomy. Drawing from 28 semi-structured interviews with IVF patients un...
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Based on research conducted in Spain, this chapter follows the narratives of 21 women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with prenatal genetic diagnosis or screening (PGD/PGS). The analysis shows that there exist relevant differences between the experiences associated with these techniques and their related medicalization process. While the tr...
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This article investigates the normative and procedural criteria adopted by European citizens to assess the acceptability of surveillance-oriented security technologies. It draws on qualitative data gathered at 12 citizen summits in nine European countries. The analysis identifies 10 criteria, generated by citizens themselves, for a socially informe...
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This chapter aims at shedding light on the complex phenomenon represented by public resistance to, or acceptance of, surveillance technologies used to ensure human security, by offering insights on a particular surveillance technology, which is Deep Packet Inspection (DPI). We rely on both quantitative data gathered in six European countries and qu...
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The concept of security has shifted from territorial integrity to human security and, after 9/11, to pre-emptive security. Based on the massive implementation of surveillance-oriented security technologies (SOSTs), pre-emptive security emphasizes anticipation of threats and risk management. While liberty and security get framed as standing in a tra...
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The adoption of regulations concerning transgenic food is expected to ensure consumers that authorized products have been deemed safe. The majority of scientists agree on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs); however, contradictory reports on health risks associated with GMOs have appeared in the scientific literature, supporting the...
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The adoption of regulations concerning transgenic food is expected to ensure consumers that authorized products have been deemed safe. The majority of scientists agree on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs); however, contradictory reports on health risks associated with GMOs have appeared in the scientific literature, supporting the...
Technical Report
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The present report, entitled “Key factors and criteria affecting public acceptance and acceptability of Surveillance-Orientated Security Technologies (SOSTs)”, makes a contribution to the achievement of SurPRISE overall project objectives by offering a detailed recognition of those parameters likely to affect the way in which security measures are...
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Cisgenesis is a genetic modification of a recipient organism with genetic material from a crossable organism. Trying to free cisgenics from the regulatory guidelines of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), some scientists have suggested to classify the genetically modified products by the origin of transferred genes. Aiming at exploring how scien...
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SurPRISE re-examines the relationship between security and privacy and consulted with citizens from nine EU member and associated states on the question of the security-privacy "trade-off" as they evaluate different security technologies and measures. This report summarizes and describes the initial findings from the Spanish citizen summits, held i...
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D urante los últimos veinte años los países más desarrollados han gozado de una situación eco-nómica fundamentalmente estable, con momentos importantes de crecimiento y de bonanza, que han propiciado una elevada inversión de recursos públicos en transporte, infraestructuras y telecomunicaciones. Durante estos años, en la Unión Europea y en Estados...
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The ability of metrics to represent complex information about research in an accessible format has previously been overlooked in preference to debate about their shortcomings as research evaluation tools. Here, we argue that bibliometrics have the potential to widen scientific participation by allowing non-academic stakeholders to access scientific...
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This article explores the merits of foregrounding the dichotomy of politicization vs de-politicization for our understanding of bio-objects in order to study their production, circulation, and governance in European societies. By asking how bio-objects are configured in science, policy, public, and media discourses and practices, we focus on the ro...
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In the last decade, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening (PGD; PGS) have become widely used in IVF treatments: in 2005 nearly 6000 PGD/PGS (5 per cent of all IVF cycles) had been performed in Europe. The diffusion of these technologies, however, is not homogenous; whilst in some countries PGD is prohibited and in others is hardly implem...
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Current globalization processes seem to be increasingly characterized by the emergence of equally global risks, which are now coming to the fore in all their threatening potentiality. In a way, we live in a society that Ulrich Beck has defined "risk society", in which risks no longer affect merely individuals as such but societies as a whole. These...
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While there is ever-growing literature on the economic, cultural, and political aspects of globalization, there are no critical, up-to-date studies on its philosophical and ideological underpinnings. Vincenzo Pavone fills this gap in the literature by analyzing one of the most interesting actors operating on a global scale: the United Nations Educa...
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The current advances of technology are perceived in contemporary Spain as an increasingly important element of daily life; and a clear indicator of such attitude is given by the strong positive values usually associated with the new technologies, generally described as a crucial element in the advance of progress and social welfare. Within this pos...
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In 2003, Adele Clarke argued that the Western world was facing an increasingly pervasive social, cultural and political phenomenon named biomedicalisation, which was transforming the concept of 'health' into an individual responsibility to be fulfilled through improved access to knowledge, self surveillance and the consumption of self help biomedic...
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Whilst there is an ever-growing literature on the economic and political aspects of ‘globalization,’ at present there are few studies analyzing how intergovernmental organizations have reacted to this phenomenon. This article aims to fill this gap by analyzing the response to globalization of UNESCO, one of the least studied organizations of the UN...
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En el 2003, Adele Clarke afirmó que el mundo occidental está experimentando un fenómeno social, político y cultural cada día más dominante definido como biomedicalización. Este fenómeno estaría trasformando el concepto de salud en una responsabilidad individual que se tiene que realizar a través de un mejor acceso al conocimiento, al autocontrol y...
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Aceptado como ponencia a la conferencia del ECPR en Helsinki (7-12 mayo 2007). Abril 2007. Focusing on the issue of genetic diagnostic testing and drawing on a series of semi-structured interviews with genetists, epidemiologists and clinicians in Spain, this paper highlights the limits of an individualistic approach to biomedicine, embedded in a la...
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When we come across the word "eugenics" it is impossible to avoid thinking of Hitler's eugenics and racial project. The latter, however, is hardly representative of eugenics. According to the definition provided by the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, eugenics is "a scientific attempt to improve the human gene pool", which includes not only ge...
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Whilst there is an ever growing literature on the economic, cultural, and political aspects of 'globalisation', there are no critical up-to-date studies on its philosophical and ideological underpinnings. I aim to fill this gap by analysing one of the most interesting actors operating on a global scale: UNESCO. I discuss the relation between a spec...

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The DNA temporality is surprising. This molecule contains traces of our ancestors as it is transmitted from generation to generation and can, in some ways, predict how a given organism will develop. The practical implication of genomic prediction, including new models of preventative, personalized and precision health care and new discriminations and governmental control strategies, are as promising as they are a matter of concern. This project delves into the relationships between genomics and the future by focusing on the medical domain. In the field of health, prediction is developed in two main directions. The first is the degree of predisposition to diseases or physical or mental traits. The second is the anticipation and selection of future life forms before conception (preconception) or before birth (prenatal). This project is based in Spain and focused on its context. However, it also establishes a dialogue and comparative analysis with our collaborators in France, Denmark and the state of Telangana (India). Its aim is to analyze different areas of genetic testing for healthy and “at risk” people to explore the anticipation of the future and highlight the global chains that operate through various modalities, both material and symbolic, around the spread of genetic testing for human beings and cognate species. Website: ifgene.eu
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The main objective of MitigACT project is to progress in resilience to natural hazards from an approach to knowledge of social, political and technical mechanisms that result in a mitigation of the risk of occurrence and facilitate the coproduction of policies and plans for prevention, management and recovery from environmental disasters. MitigACT proposes public engagement as a mechanism to incorporate social experience based knowledge in prevention, management and recovery of natural disasters.
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Our research sets out to explore the social, political, economic and moral configuration of egg donation in the UK, Belgium and Spain. Principal Investigator: Nicky Hudson Funding Agency: ESRC Abstract: Donated eggs are now used in over 25,000 IVF treatment cycles in Europe, creating over 7000 babies per year, yet little is known about the motivations, decision-making and experiences of women who provide their eggs for use in infertility treatment, particularly in the European context. The growing use of egg donation treatment is the subject of fierce political and ethical debate and presents a number of dilemmas for practice professionals and policy makers. While the selling of human eggs in Europe is formally prohibited according to EU legislation (‘reasonable compensation’ for egg providers is permitted), there is considerable variation in the interpretation of relevant regulations between countries, resulting in significant differences in practice. The UK, Belgium and Spain represent three countries at the cutting edge of technological developments in the infertility field but which have developed differing practices relating to how egg donation is practiced and governed.