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Robert Falkner

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About the author and department

Personal webpage:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/Experts/profile.aspx?KeyValue=r.falkner%40lse.ac.uk

International Relations Department:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/internationalRelations/Home.aspx

Relevant research

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. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/7876/

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 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/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. http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/4019/

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 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/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). http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/24061/

R. Falkner (2012) 'Regulating Nanotechnologies: Risk, Uncertainty and the Global Governance Gap', Global Environmental Politics vol. 12, no. 1, 30-55 (with Nico Jaspers). http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/GLEP_a_00096 http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/41579/

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). 
http://www.chathamhouse.org/publications/papers/view/109120

Clive Cookson, ‘Nanotech register’, Financial Times, 15.09.09. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/24548514-a18f-11de-a88d-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2D3nQeS7D

‘Report calls for global mandatory register for nanomaterials’, Nanomagazine 10.09.09. http://www.nanomagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=252:reportcalls-for-global-mandatory-register-for-nanomaterials&catid=38:nano-news&Itemid=159

‘Call for EU-US register for nano-containing goods’, ENDS 11.09.09. http://www.endseurope.com/22126

'France toughens laws on nanomaterials in consumer products', Digital Journal, 10.01.13 http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/340967

Written and oral evidence to House of Lords Science and Technology committee inquiry into nanotechnologies and food, 9 June 2009. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200910/ldselect/ldsctech/22/22ii.pdf

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]. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200910/ldselect/ldsctech/22/22i.pdf

Government Response to the Lord's Science & Technology Select Committee Report into Nanotechnologies and Food, 2010. http://www.parliament.uk/documents/documents/upload/govresponsenandf.pdf

Feasibility study of mandatory nanomaterials reporting commissioned by Germany’s Environment Ministry (BMU) (Germany) (see reference on page 12) http://mobil.bmu.de/fileadmin/bmu-import/files/pdfs/allgemein/application/pdf/bericht_nanoproduktregister_en_bf.pdf

Relevant video and audio

Robert Falkner on ‘Why is international cooperation so difficult?’, University of London Inspiration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhAPm1IYX1g

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