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Biotechnology and development: threats and promises for the 21st century

Clark, Norman; Stokes, Kathryn and Mugabe, John (2002). Biotechnology and development: threats and promises for the 21st century. Futures, 34(9-10) pp. 785–806.

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This paper sets out to clarify the complex issues of risk perception and management in connection with biotechnology and Third World development. It summarises the main threats and promises associated with the technology before explaining why traditional approaches to risk are flawed from both a scientific and an ethical standpoint. It ends by making suggestions about how the precautionary principle may be made an operational tool for governments interested in ensuring that biotechnology leads to sustainable development.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0016-3287
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)
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Item ID: 8613
Depositing User: Norman Clark
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 21:30
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