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Dr Robert Falkner
London School of Economics
Department of International Relations
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Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation

The Nanotechnology Policy and Regulation programme at the LSE promotes research on policy and regulatory developments in the field of nanotechnologies, at both national and international level. This website provides information about our activities and recent publications, which are available for downloading.

Current research:

Current research on nanotechnology policy and regulation focuses on global governance dimensions and the role of voluntary approaches to regulating environmental and health risks. 

Recent projects:

MANAGING TECHNOLOGY RISKS IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF NANOTECHNOLOGY OVERSIGHT IN ASIA AND EUROPE (2009-2010)
This project examined emerging nanotechnology policies in selected Asian countries and the European Union. Funded by a Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) research grant, the project was carried out with colleagues at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. 

REGULATING NANOTECHNOLOGIES IN THE EU AND US: TOWARDS EFFECTIVENESS AND CONVERGENCE (2008-2009)
This EU-funded project was a collaboration between LSE and Chatham House in the UK and the Environmental Law Institute and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the US. It examined emerging regulatory approaches to nanotechnology regulation in the EU and US, with a focus on chemicals, food and cosmetics. The project culminated in an international conference at Chatham House and the publication of a major report on Securing the Promise of Nanotechnologies: Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation.  

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