Biosecurity: Origins, Transformations and Practices

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorBrian Rappert, Chandr Gould

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This book explores the origins, interpretations and meanings of the term biosecurity. It brings together contributors on issues relating to the perceptions of the threat of biological weapons and how states are responding, or not, to the challenges posed by the potential of the products of the life sciences to be used for destructive purposes.

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This book explores the origins, interpretations and meanings of the term biosecurity. It brings together contributors on issues relating to the perceptions of the threat of biological weapons and how states are responding, or not, to the challenges posed by the potential of the products of the life sciences to be used for destructive p...

BRIAN RAPPERT is Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter, UK. His previous books include Experimental Secrets; Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits; Controlling the Weapons of War; Technology and Security (edited).CHANDR GOULD is Senior Re...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.91 × 5.54 × 0.82 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223567

ISBN - 13:9780230223561

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Table of Contents

The Definitions, Uses and Implications of Biosecurity--B.Rappert
PART I: BIOSECURITY IN THE INTERNATIONAL ARENA
The Pre-History of Biosecurity: Strategies of Managing Risks to Collective Health--F.Lentzos
The Rise of Biosecurity in International Arms Control--J.Revill &amp--M.Dando
Science of Mass Destruction: How Biosecurity Became an Issue for Academies of Science--K.van der Bruggen
Biosecurity at the OECD--D.B.Sawaya
Clarifying Biosecurity Terms: Recent Activities at the U.S. National Academies--B.Rusek
PART II: IN COMPARISON
The Importance of China as a Biosecurity Actor--M.Barr
Dealing with the Dual-Use Aspects of Life Science Activities in Japan--K.Furukawa
Biosecurity in New Zealand--T.Dunworth
Biological Weapons Prevention in South Africa--C.Gould
Biosecurity in Argentina--M.Lema
Strategies to Prevent Bioterrorism: Biosecurity Policies in the United States and Germany--J.B.Tucker
Conclusion--C.Gould