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International Governance of Biotechnology

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ISBN13: 9781849660655
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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The significant media coverage recently given to issues such as the international impacts of biofuel production policies, advances in synthetic biology, and the ethical implications of research involving embryonic stem cells, is indicative of the high-level of interest - among policy-makers, academics and the public - in the biotechnology revolution, its applications, impacts and control. There is also significant interest in international regulatory processes as a form of governance, and international regulation is a vital part of efforts to manage the impacts of the biotechnology revolution, since many of these are global in their nature. The book establishes the need for international regulation of biotechnology, identifying the roles it needs to play, and the issues it needs to cover. Having outlined the importance of coherence to the effective functioning of international regulatory sets, a model of coherent international regulation is established, against which the biotechnology regulations can be assessed. This book approaches the subject from an international relations perspective but also draws from, and will contribute to, literature in the fields of international law, global governance, technological governance, and science-society relations.

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Chapter 1 - Introduction Part 1 - Context Chapter 2 - The Biotechnology Revolution Chapter 3 - The Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution Chapter 4 - Regulatory Needs Part 2 - Model and Regulations Chapter 5 - A Model of Coherent International Regulation Chapter 6 - The Regulations Part 3 - Analysis Chapter 7 - Common Purpose; Common Principles; Common Historical Development; Common Identity Chapter 8 - Self-referencing; Shared Definitions; Unifying Provisions; Complementary Provisions Chapter 9 - Common structure; Common Administration and Review Procedures; Common Enforcement and Dispute Settlement Mechanisms; Same strength of Force Chapter 10 - Single International Organization; Self-Contained; Clear Issue Focus; Comprehensive Coverage of the Issue Chapter 11 - Findings and Implications for the Effective Control of the Biotechnology Revolution Chapter 12 - Conclusion