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The International Politics of Genetically Modified Food: diplomacy, trade and law

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Robert Falkner| (ed)
Palgrave Macmillan (17 November 2006)

Genetically modified food is at the heart of a new global conflict over how to govern risky technologies in an era of globalisation. A transatlantic trade dispute and North-South tensions have complicated the task of creating a global regime for genetic engineering in agriculture. This timely, comprehensive and provocative collection brings together experts from the fields of international relations, environmental studies, trade and international law to examine the international relations, environmental issues, trade and international law to examine the sources of international friction and to explore the prospects for international cooperation.

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'This is an outstanding collection of essays that makes a major contribution to both scholarship and to understanding public policy. I can think of no other volume that presents such a comprehensive, integrated analysis of the complex scientific, political, economic and legal dimensions of GMO policies. It is essential reading.'
David Vogel, George Quist Professor of Business Ethics and professor of political science, University of California, Berkeley

'This masterful collection explores every angle of this quintessentially global controversy...It is essential reading for teachers and students of global politics along with anyone wishing to improve their understanding of the complex global politics surrounding GM food.'
Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, Australia

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