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Editors: Peter W.B. Phillips et al(University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Book Description:
Biotechnological innovations in the past 30 years have raised many questions about how we can reap the benefits of transformative science and technology through responsible and sustainable use. Biotechnology has the potential both for better or worse to enhance, undercut or change as much as 40% of the world’s economy, to fundamentally alter our relationship with nature and to question our sense of self.

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Preface

Acknowledgements

Biographies

Acronyms

Chapter 1 – Pervasiveness of Risk in Modern Society; pp. 1-10
(Stuart Smyth and Peter W.B. Phillips)

Section One – Risk Assessment

Chapter 2 - Assessing the Risks of Biotechnology: Challenges, Issues and Opportunities; pp. 13-29
(Peter W.B. Phillips)

Chapter 3 – Biotechnology Policy and the Risk Analysis Framework; pp. 31-43
(Grant E. Isaac)

Section Two – Managing Biotechnology Risks in a Global World

Chapter 4 - Dealing with Risk in International Trade Institutions: The Challenges Posed by Biotechnology; pp. 47-57
(William A. Kerr)

Chapter 5 - Managing Risk: Different Approaches to the Regulation of Genetically Modified Crops; pp. 59-69
(Stuart Smyth)

Section Three – Communicating About the Risks of Biotechnology

Chapter 6 – The Consumer Conundrum: Decision Making Under Risk and Uncertainty; pp. 73-83
(Jill E. Hobbs)

Chapter 7 - Paradigm Wars: A Post-Normal Science Approach to Regulating Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; pp. 85-97
(Michael D. Mehta)

Section Four – Conclusions

Chapter 8 – Governing Risk in the 21st Century; pp. 101-104
(Peter W.B. Phillips, Stuart Smyth and William A. Kerr)

Index

   Series:
      Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 978-1-59454-818-5
   Status: AV
  
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