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Levidow, Les and Neubauer, Claudia (2014). EU research agendas: embedding what future? Science as Culture, 23(3) pp. 397–412.

Borras, Saturnino M.; Franco, Jennifer C.; Isakson, Ryan; Levidow, Les and Vervest, Pietje (2014). Towards Understanding the Politics of Flex Crops and Commodities: Implications for Research and Policy Advocacy. Think Piece Series on Flex Crops & Commodities (1). Amsterdam: Transnational Institute. file

Levidow, Les; Lindgaard-Jørgensen, Palle; Nilsson, Åsa; Alongi Skenhall, Sara and Assimacopoulos, Dionysis (2014). Eco-efficiency improvements in industrial water-service systems: assessing options with stakeholders. Water Science and Technology , 69(10) pp. 2113–2121. file

Birch, Kean; Levidow, Les and Papaioannou, Theo (2014). Self-fulfilling prophecies of the European knowledge-based bio-economy: the discursive shaping of institutional and policy frameworks in the bio-pharmaceuticals sector. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 5(1) pp. 1–18. restricted access item, not available for direct download

Berti, Pietro and Levidow, Les (2014). Fuelling expectations: a policy-promise lock-in of UK biofuel policy. Energy Policy, 66 pp. 135–143. file

Levidow, Les and Papaioannou, Theo (2014). UK biofuel policy: envisaging sustainable biofuels, shaping institutions and futures. Environment and Planning A, 46(2) pp. 280–298. file

Levidow, Les (2014). European Union policy conflicts over agbiotech: ecological modernisation perspectives and critiques. In: Smyth, Stuart J.; Phillips, Peter W. B. and Castle, David eds. Handbook on Agriculture, Biotechnology and Development. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, pp. 153–165. file

Levidow, Les (2014). EU regulatory conflicts over GM food: lessons for the future. In: Thompson , Paul B. and Kaplan , David M. eds. Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Food Ethics. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media , (In press). restricted access item, not available for direct download

Levidow, Les; Borda-Rodriguez, Alexander and Papaioannou, Theo (2014). UK bioenergy innovation priorities: Making expectations credible in state-industry arenas. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 87 pp. 191–204. file


Levidow, Les; Papaioannou, Theo and Borda-Rodriguez, Alexander (2013). Innovation priorities for UK bioenergy: technological expectations within path dependence. Science & Technology Studies, 26 (3) pp. 14–36. file

Woodgate, Graham; Lamberti, Lamberto; Belsanti, Virginia; Bessaoud, Omar and Levidow, Les (2013). Sustainable Development of Rural Communities in the Mediterranean Region. CIHEAM-IAMB, Bari, Italy. file

Levidow, Les and Papaioannou, Theo (2013). State imaginaries of the public good: shaping UK innovation priorities for bioenergy. Environmental Science & Policy, 30 pp. 36–49. file

Levidow, Les; Papaioannou, Theo and Borda-Rodriguez, Alexander (2013). Path-dependent UK bioenergy. Science as Culture, 22(2) pp. 213–221.

Levidow, Les; Birch, Kean and Papaioannou, Theo (2013). Divergent paradigms of European agro-food innovation: the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE) as an R&D agenda. Science, Technology & Human Values, 38(1) pp. 94–125.

Levidow, Les (2013). EU criteria for sustainable biofuels: accounting for carbon, depoliticising plunder. Geoforum, 44(1) pp. 211–223.

Levidow, Les and Bonneuil, Christophe (2013). The 2003-06 WTO GMO dispute: Implications for the SPS Agreement. In: Thompson , Paul B. and Kaplan, David M. eds. Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Food Ethics. Heidelberg: Springer Reference. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Levidow, Les (2012). Contending European agendas for agricultural innovation. In: Barbier, Marc and Elzen, Boelie eds. System Innovations, Knowledge Regimes and Design Practices towards Transitions for Sustainable Agriculture. Paris, France: INRA, pp. 171–192. file

Levidow, Les; Papaioannou, Theo and Birch, Kean (2012). Neoliberalising technoscience and environment: EU policy for competitive, sustainable biofuels. In: Pellizzoni, Luigi and Ylönen, Marja eds. Neoliberalism and Technoscience. Theory, Technology and Society. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 159–186. file

Schmid, Otto; Padel, Susanne and Levidow, Les (2012). The bio-economy concept and knowledge base in a public goods and farmer perspective. Bio-based and Applied Economics (BAE), 1(1) pp. 47–63.

Levidow, Les (2012). Generating regulatory futures: From agbiotech blockages to a bioeconomy? In: Howlett , Michael and Laycock, David eds. Regulating Next Generation Agri-Food Biotechnologies: Lessons from European, North American and Asian Experiences. Genetics and Society. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 15–33. file

Levidow, Les; Birch, Kean and Papaioannou, Theo (2012). EU agri-innovation policy: two contending visions of the bio-economy. Critical Policy Studies, 6(1) pp. 40–65.

Levidow, Les and Psarikidou, Katerina (2012). Making local food sustainable in Manchester. In: Viljoen, Andre and Wiskerke, Johannes S. C. eds. Sustainable Food Planning: Evolving Theory and Practice. Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers, pp. 207–220. file

Levidow, Les and Oreszczyn, Sue (2012). Challenging unsustainable development through research cooperation. Local Environment, 17(1) pp. 35–56.

Bonneuil, Christophe and Levidow, Les (2012). How does the World Trade Organisation know? The mobilization and staging of scientific expertise in the GMO trade dispute. Social Studies of Science, 42(1) pp. 75–100.


Levidow, Les and Paul, Helena (2011). Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part II: Eco-efficient techno-fixes? Capitalism Nature Socialism, 22(2) pp. 27–51. file

Levidow, Les and Boschert, Karin (2011). Segregating GM crops: why a contentious 'risk' issue in Europe? Science as Culture, 20(2) pp. 255–279. file

Levidow, Les and Psarikidou, Katerina (2011). Food relocalization for environmental sustainability in Cumbria. Sustainability, 3(4) pp. 692–719.

Oreszczyn, Sue; Levidow, Les and Hinchliffe, Stephen (2011). Cooperative research processes in CREPE (Cooperative research on Environmental Problems in Europe). The Open University, UK.


Levidow, Les and Carr, Susan (2010). EU agbiotech controversy: what has been on trial? Soziale Technik , Graz. file

Birch, Kean; Levidow, Les and Papaioannou, Theo (2010). Sustainable capital? The neoliberalization of nature and knowledge in the European “knowledge-based bio-economy”. Sustainability, 2(9) pp. 2898–2918. file

Levidow, Les and Paul, Helena (2010). Global agrofuel crops as contested sustainability, Part I: Sustaining what development? Capitalism Nature Socialism, 21(2) pp. 64–86. file

Franco, Jenny; Levidow, Les; Fig, David; Goldfarb, Lucia; Hönicke, Mireille and Mendonça, Maria Luisa (2010). Assumptions in the European Union biofuels policy: frictions with experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique. Journal of Peasant Studies, 37(4) pp. 661–698.


Levidow, Les (2009). Making Europe unsafe for agbiotech. In: Atkinson, Paul; Glasner, Peter and Lock, Margaret eds. The Handbook of Genetics and Society: Mapping the New Genomic Era. Genetics and Society. London: Routledge. file

Levidow, Les and Carr, Susan (2009). GM food on trial: Testing European democracy. Genomics & Society. New York/London: Routledge.

Hinchliffe, Stephen; Oreszczyn, Sue and Levidow, Les (2009). Knowledge practices: doing cooperative research with civil society organisations. In: Nordic Environmental Social Sciences (NESS) Conference, 9-12 Jun 2009, London, UK.

Levidow, Les (2009). Democratizing agri-biotechnology? European public participation in agbiotech assessment. Comparative Sociology, 8(4) pp. 541–564. file


Levidow, Les and Boschert, Karin (2008). Coexistence or contradiction? GM crops versus alternative agricultures in Europe. Geoforum, 39(1) pp. 174–190. file


Levidow, Les (2007). European public participation as risk governance: enhancing democratic accountability for agbiotech policy? East Asian Science, Technology and Society: an International Journal, 1(1) pp. 19–51. file

Levidow, Les and Carr, Susan (2007). Europeanising advisory expertise: The role of 'independent, objective and transparent' scientific advice in agri-biotech regulation. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 26(6) pp. 880–895. file

Levidow, Les and Carr, Susan (2007). GM crops on trial: technological development as a real-world experiment. Futures, 39(4) pp. 408–431. file

Levidow, Les; Murphy, Joseph and Carr, Susan (2007). Recasting “Substantial Equivalence”: Transatlantic Governance of GM Food. Science, Technology and Human Values, 32(1) pp. 26–64. file


Levidow, Les (2006). The transatlantic agbiotech conflict: a policy problem and opportunity for EU regulatory policies. In: Falkner, Robert ed. The International politics of genetically modified food: diplomacy, trade and law. London: Palgrave, pp. 118–137. file

Murphy, Joseph and Levidow, Les (2006). Governing the Transatlantic conflict over agricultural biotechnology: contending coalitions, trade liberalisation and standard-setting. Genetics and Society. London, UK: Routledge.

Murphy, Joseph; Levidow, Les and Carr, Susan (2006). Regulatory standards for environmental risks: understanding the US-European Union conflict over Genetically Modified Crops. Social Studies of Science, 36(1) pp. 133–160. file


Levidow, Les; Carr, Susan and Wield, David (2005). EU regulation of agri-biotechnology: precautionary links between science, expertise and policy. Science and Public Policy, 32(4) pp. 261–276.

Levidow, Les (2005). Governing conflicts over sustainability: agricultural biotechnology in Europe. In: Higgins, Vaughan and Lawrence, Geoffrey eds. Agricultural governance: globalization and the new politics of regulation. Routledge advances in sociology. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 98–117. file


Levidow, Les (2003). Mercantilizando la educación superior: estrategias neoliberales y contra–estrategias. Boletin de Educación Superior(14-15) pp. 4–11.


Levidow, L.; Søgaard, V. and Carr, S. (2002). Agricultural public-sector research establishments in Western Europe: research priorities in conflict. Science and Public Policy, 29(4) pp. 287–295.

Levidow, L.; Oreszczyn, S.; Assouline, G. and Joly, P.-B. (2002). Industry responses to the European controversy over agricultural biotechnology. Science and Public Policy, 29(4) pp. 267–275.

Levidow, Les (2002). Ignorance-based risk assessment? Scientific controversy over GM food safety. Science as Culture, 11(1) pp. 61–67.

Levidow, L. and Bijman, J. (2002). Farm inputs under pressure from the European food industry. Food Policy, 27(1) pp. 31–45. file

Levidow, Les (2002). Marketizing higher education: neoliberal strategies and counter-strategies. In: Robins, Kevin and Webster, Frank eds. The Virtual University? Knowledge, Markets and Management. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 227–248. file


Levidow, Les (2001). Precautionary uncertainty: regulating GM crops in Europe. Social Studies of Science, 31(6) pp. 842–874. file

Levidow, L. and Marris, C. (2001). Science and Governance in Europe: lessons from the case of agricultural biotechnology. Science and Public Policy, 28(5) pp. 345–360.

Levidow, Les (2001). Utilitarian bioethics?: market fetishism in the GM crops debate. New Genetics and Society, 20(1) pp. 75–84.


Levidow, Les; Carr, Susan and Wield, David (2000). Genetically modified crops in the European Union: regulatory conflicts as precautionary opportunities. Journal of Risk Research, 3(3) pp. 189–208.


Levidow, Les; Carr, Susan and Wield, David (1999). Regulating biotechnological risk, straining Britain's consultative style. Journal of Risk Research, 2(4) pp. 307–324.

Levidow, Les; Carr, Susan and Wield, David (1999). Market stage precautions: managing regulatory disharmonies for transgenic crops in Europe. AgBiotechNet.


Carr, Susan; Levidow, Les and Wield, David (1998). Fausses notes dans le consert reglementaire. In: Philipan, P. and Tasteman, C. eds. Plantes transgeniques: Les graines de la discorde. Paris, France: Elsevier, pp. 129–133.


Levidow, Les; Carr, Susan; von Schomburg, Rene and Wield, David (1997). European Biotechnology Regulation: Framing the Risk Assessment of a Herbicide-Tolerant Crop. Science, Technology and Human Values, 22(4) pp. 472–505.


Levidow, L.; Carr, S.; Schomburg, R. and Wield, D. (1996). Harmonization Difficulties of Uncertainty-Based Regulation. Science and Public Policy, 23(3) pp. 135–157.

Levidow, L.; Carr, S.; Schomberg, R and Wield, D. (1996). Bounding the Risk Assessment of a Herbicide Tolerant Crop. In: van Dommelen, A. ed. Coping with Deliberate Release: The Limits of Risk Assessment. Tilberg: International Centre for Human and Public Affairs, pp. 81–102.

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