chapter  4
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Values, science and the European union: Biotechnology and transatlantic relations

Values assumed renewed prominence within political discourse following the

demise of Soviet Communism and the post-11th September challenge of state-

less network actors. Fukuyama’s ‘end of history’ thesis based on the ascendancy

of liberalism has also been challenged by movements contesting neo-liberal

economics and techno-science. To McMurty these are Value Wars (2002) struc-

tured by the global extension of Western technocratic order.