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Record ID
41816
Status
Published
Date of creation
2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF)
Date of publication
2007-09-02 12:51 UTC (UNEP-GEF)

General Information
Title
Public participation in national biotechnology policy and biosafety regulation
Author
Glover, Dominic; IDS - Institute of Development Studies
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Mr. Oliver Burch
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE, UK S
Email:o.burch@ids.ac.uk
Mr. Gary Edwards
Institute of Development Studies
University of Sussex
Publications Office
Brighton BN1 9RE, UK
Tel.: +44 0 1273 678269
Fax:+44 0 1273 621202
Email:G.Edwards@ids.ac.uk
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2003-08-01
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
This paper considers the challenges entailed in applying the principles and methods of public participation to national and international policy processes. It draws on evidence from the field of biotechnology policy and biosafety regulation in Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom, the United States and Zimbabwe. The paper makes a distinction between the regulatory-scientific concept of "biosafety" and the more encompassing and socially-defined politics of "biotechnology" and "Biosafety", developed largely at the international level, frames the regulatory issues relating to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) within narrow and technically-defined boundaries. As a consequence of the drive to harmonise and normalise biosafety regulation internationally, it has confronted the more diverse, unruly and contested politics of biotechnology at national and local levels.
Thematic areas
  • Public awareness, education and participation
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Monograph (book, brochures or pamphlet, journal article)
Identifier
ISBN: 1-85864-512-3
Rights
2003 Institute of Development Studies
Format
Adobe Acrobat Reader (37 pages)
PDF
Source
IDS Working Paper 198;
Keywords and any other relevant information
public participation
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