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Robert Falkner

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R. Falkner (ed) (2002) The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Reconciling Trade in Biotechnology with Environment and Development? (London: RIIA/Earthscan) (with Christoph Bail and Helen Marquard). Available from LSE on request.

R. Falkner (2006) ‘The Influence of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: Comparing Mexico, China and South Africa', Global Environmental Politics, vol. 6, no. 4, 23-55 (with Aarti Gupta). LSE Research Online ID: 16433

R. Falkner (2007) ‘The Political Economy of 'Normative Power' Europe: EU Environmental Leadership in International Biotechnology Regulation', Journal of European Public Policy vol. 14, no. 4, 507-526.

R. Falkner (2007) ‘The Global Biotech Food Fight: Why the United States Got It So Wrong', Brown Journal of World Affairs 14(1), Fall/Winter: 99-110. LSE Research Online: 4082

R. Falkner (2009) 'The limits of regulatory convergence: globalization and GMO politics in the South', International Environmental Agreements vol. 9, no. 2, 113-133 (with Aarti Gupta).

R. Falkner (2012) 'Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap', Global Environmental Politics vol. 12, no. 1, 30-55 (with Nico Jaspers).

Evidence of impact

Robert Falkner (2009) Securing the Promise of Nanotechnologies: Towards Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation. Report. (London: Chatham House, September), 120 pages (with Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, John Pendergrass and Read Porter).

Clive Cookson, ‘Nanotech register’, Financial Times, 15.09.09.

‘Report calls for global mandatory register for nanomaterials’, Nanomagazine 10.09.09.

‘Call for EU-US register for nano-containing goods’, ENDS 11.09.09.

'France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products', Digital Journal, 10.01.13

Written and oral evidence to House of Lords Science and Technology committee inquiry into nanotechnologies and food, 9 June 2009.

House of Lords Science and Technology committee report on ‘Nanotechnologies and Food’, 2009 [references to Dr Falkner’s evidence in sections 4.69-4.72 and 6.30-6.37].

Government Response to the Lord's Science & Technology Select Committee Report into Nanotechnologies and Food, 2010.

Feasibility study of mandatory nanomaterials reporting commissioned by Germany’s Environment Ministry (BMU) (Germany) (see reference on page 12)

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Robert Falkner on ‘Why is international cooperation so difficult?’, University of London Inspiration video:

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