1. Biotechnology Regulation series

    Series editor: Han Somsen, Tilburg University and the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Biotechnology is a term that provokes a range of differing reactions and views, though most would agree on the necessity of ensuring its careful regulation. The rise and rapid evolution of modern biotechnology has generated significant and diverse regulatory challenges, many of which have significant implications for society as a whole. This series is designed to comprise work, both collaborative and single-authored, that provides critical insights into the challenges presented by biotechnology, and the range of regulatory techniques and solutions on offer. The issues confronted in the series range from agricultural biotechnology, including GMOs, to human genetics, through to intellectual property aspects of biotechnology, such as patents and the TRIPS framework. The European and International dimension of biotechnology regulation will be a constant reference point. Whilst focusing principally on the legal framework of biotechnology regulation, the series will also draw from related disciplines such as environmental studies, politics and biology, and aims to inform policy as much as to comment on it.

Books in this series

  1. Biotechnology Regulation and GMOs

    Biotechnology Regulation and GMOs

    Naveen Thayyil
    This book examines the EU regulatory framework in the Genetic Modification of agriculture and food to see how adequately EU law treats serious contestations about the development and use of GMOs. Since linkages between law, technology and public contestations could have a crucial dimension in the shaping of democratic societies, the space EU law provides for publics outside of the scientific experts to shape the regulation of GMOs becomes significant. By examining the employment of the precautionary principle and (the advices from) public bioethics committees in GMO regulation, this book examines the policy claim of public participation as a mechanism to represent and mediate public contestations about the use and regulation of GMOs. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  2. EU Regulation of GMOs

    EU Regulation of GMOs

    Maria Lee
    This book explores the EU’s elaborate regulatory framework for GMOs, which extends far beyond the process of their authorisation (or not) for the EU market, embracing disparate legal disciplines including intellectual property, consumer protection and civil liability. The regulation of GMOs also highlights questions of EU legitimacy in a context of multi-level governance, both internally towards national and local government, and externally in a world where technologies and their regulation have global impacts. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    2009   Paperback Price: $ 64.00   Web: $ 51.20
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  3. The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology

    The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology

    Edited by Han Somsen
    This book will make a significant contribution to the debate surrounding the effective regulation of biotechnology. The contributing authors assess how regulatory regimes can accommodate the many different and often conflicting issues to which biotechnology is giving rise to (including a very tainted public image). The book’s ultimate aim is to explore ways of designing a regulatory regime that takes heed of these different demands whilst, at the same time, answering to the imperatives of effectiveness and efficiency. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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