On the Suppression of Vaccination Dissent

TitleOn the Suppression of Vaccination Dissent
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMartin, B
JournalScience & Engineering EthicsScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number13533452
Accession Number100490681
Keywordscensorship , controversy , Dissent , DISSENTERS , free , freedom , REPUTATION , VACCINATION
AbstractDissenters from the dominant views about vaccination sometimes are subject to adverse actions, including abusive comment, threats, formal complaints, censorship, and deregistration, a phenomenon that can be called suppression of dissent. Three types of cases are examined: scientists and physicians; a high-profile researcher; and a citizen campaigner. Comparing the methods used in these different types of cases provides a preliminary framework for understanding the dynamics of suppression in terms of vulnerabilities. 
NotesMartin, Brian 1; Email Address: bmartin@uow.edu.au; Affiliation: 1: Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2522 Australia; Source Info: Feb2015, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p143; Subject Term: VACCINATION; Subject Term: DISSENTERS; Subject Term: FREEDOM of speech; Subject Term: REPUTATION (Sociology); Subject Term: CENSORSHIP; Author-Supplied Keyword: Controversy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Dissent; Author-Supplied Keyword: Free speech; Author-Supplied Keyword: Reputation; Author-Supplied Keyword: Vaccination; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923120 Administration of Public Health Programs; Number of Pages: 15p; Document Type: Article