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Governing the Transatlantic Conflict over Agricultural Biotechnology

Contending Coalitions, Trade Liberalisation and Standard Setting

Murphy, J. (Oxford University) and Levidow, L. (The Open University, Milton Keynes)

August 2006


August 2006


London: Routledge


ISBN:Hb: 0-415-37328-X: £65.00

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This book analyzes the EU-US conflict over GMOs and uses it to explore the governance of new technology. Going beyond common stereotypes of regulatory differences and their origins, this key book examines the trade conflict through contending coalitions of policy actors operating across the Atlantic.

Murphy and Levidow provide new insights by elaborating critical perspectives on global governance, issue-framing, standard-setting and regulatory science. In their comprehensive yet accessible book, the approach they take will appeal to undergraduate and post-graduate students, academics and policy-makers alike, in the fields of political science, international relations, economics, development, science and technology studies.

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