The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: Diplomacy, Trade And Law

Hardcover | December 26, 2006

EditorRobert Falkner

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Why has genetically modified food become a focal point in international conflicts over agriculture, trade and the environment? What are the chances for achieving effective global governance of new technologies such as genetic engineering? This book brings together state-of-the-art analyses of the international politics of biotechnology regulation. It presents explanations for the transatlantic biotech dispute, explores the growing North-South differences over how to ensure biosafety, and discusses the implications of the GM food battle for international trade and environmental law.

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Why has genetically modified food become a focal point in international conflicts over agriculture, trade and the environment? What are the chances for achieving effective global governance of new technologies such as genetic engineering? This book brings together state-of-the-art analyses of the international politics of biotechnology...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.77 × 5.61 × 0.76 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001254

ISBN - 13:9780230001251

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Introduction: The Global GM Food Fight--R.Falkner * PART I: CREATING AN INTERNATIONAL BIOSAFETY REGIME * Non-Hegemonic Cooperation and the Biosafety Protocol--R.Falkner * Biotech Industry Interests in International Biosafety Negotiations--J.Clapp * The Influence of Environmental NGOs in the Biosafety Negotiations--B.Arts & S.Mack * PART II: GLOBALISATION, CORPORATE POWER AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE * Corporate Power and 'Bounded Autonomy' in the Global Politics of Biotechnology--P.Newell * The Political Economy of Food Aid in an Era of Agricultural Biotechnology--J.Clapp * PART III: TRANSATLANTIC REGULATORY DIFFERENCES IN REGULATING BIOTECHNOLOGY * The Transatlantic Agbiotech Conflict: A Policy Problem and Opportunity for EU Regulatory Strategies; L.Levidow * Biopolitics in the US: An Assessment--K.L.Kollman & A.Prakash * Competition for Public Trust: Causes and Consequences of Extending the Transatlantic Biotech Conflict to Developing Countries--T.Bernauer & P. Aerni * PART IV: GMO POLITICS OF GM FOOD IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD * The Multi-Level Governance of GMOs in Mercosur--K.Hochstetler * Internationalising Biotechnology Policy in China--R.Falkner * PART V: BIOTECHNOLOGY REGULATION, THE WTO AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW * The Biosafety Protocol and the WTO: Conflict or Compatability?--G.Isaac & W.Kerr * The Cartagena Protocol and the Development of International Environmental Law; R.Mackenzie * PART VI: CONCLUSION * Conclusion: The New International Politics of Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Food--R.Falkner