「風險與治理」專輯

Where "Handicaped Facilities" Come From: A Network Analysis of the Construction Process of Barrier-Free Environment

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Tasing Chiu
Department of Medical Sociology and Social Work, Kaohsiung Medical University

Article 23 of the January 24, 1990 amendment to Taiwan's Disabled Person Welfare Law specifies that newly-constructed public facilities, structures, community centers and transportation tools shall install devices and facilities convenient for the movement and usage of the disabled, and that, in the case of non-compliance, construction permits shall not be issued. In the 10 years following this amendment, billions of NT dollars have been spent in installing these devices and facilities for the disabled. Unfortunately, this public investment appears largely to have been in vain.

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Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 6 (April 2008), 43-70.

The Call of Human Nature: Governmentality and Sexual Offence Prevention Policy in Taiwan

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Kevin Chien-Chang Wu
Department of Social Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine;Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital

Since about ten years ago, in Taiwan, there have been booming legislative and administrative activities for female equality and protection. Sexual offence prevention policy is one the most important issues in the trend. Severe sexual crimes shocked society. Media abounds with reports and comments on sexual offenders. Statutes and regulations regarding sexual offence prevention have been revised frequently. Law governs people based on its understanding of human nature. The evolution of sexual offence prevention policy especially involves re-configuring sexual offenders' human nature.

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Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 6 (April 2008), 69-110.

Visible AIDS v. Invisible AIDS "Patient": A Study on the Case of the Harmony Home Association delivered by the Taipei District

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Yu-Lin Chiang
College of Law, National Chengchi University

SinceOn October 11 2006, Taipei District Court ruled that the Harmony Home Association should move out from the Zaihsin Community. In order to solve the residence problems of HIV-infected people, the Legislative Yuan soon passed a new bill on June 14 2007 to manage the care, treatment and residence of HIV-infected people. Taiwan High Court then, on August 7 2007, overruled the original sentence and ordered that they could still stay in the Zaihsin Community.

Citation: 
Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, Number 6 (April 2008), 111-144.
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