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The limits to governance: The challenge of policy-making for the new life sciences

Lyall, Catherine; Papaioannou, Theo and Smith, James eds. (2009). The limits to governance: The challenge of policy-making for the new life sciences. Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

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Does the state still frame debates about new technology? How can policy-makers ensure that we benefit from the health developments brought by genomics while satisfying both the expectations of society and the economic imperatives? This book offers a critique of the new governance agenda for science and innovation in the context of the life sciences, and particularly genomics. The authors argue that the governance of genomics presents policy-makers worldwide with a variety of new problems. Biotechnology promises a great deal, but has in many respects still to deliver on these promises. Concerns persist about risks, ethics and the north-south dimensions of this global endeavour.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 0-7546-7508-4, 978-0-7546-7508-2
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
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Item ID: 16906
Depositing User: Theo Papaioannou
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:21
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 11:11
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