Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered

Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered

In particular, divisions emerged between pharmaceutical companies and
agricultural biotechnology firms because agricultural products were meant to be
released into the wider environment whereas pharmaceuticals were used in
confined ...

Author: Frank Biermann

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262017664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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The notion of global governance is widely studied in academia and increasingly relevant to politics and policy making. Yet many of its fundamental elements remain unclear in both theory and practice. This book offers a fresh perspective by analyzing global governance in terms of three major trends, as exemplified by developments in global sustainability governance: the emergence of nonstate actors; new mechanisms of transnational cooperation; and increasingly segmented and overlapping layers of authority. The book, which is the synthesis of a ten-year "Global Governance Project" carried out by thirteen leading European research institutions, first examines new nonstate actors, focusing on international bureaucracies, global corporations, and transnational networks of scientists; then investigates novel mechanisms of global governance, particularly transnational environmental regimes, public-private partnerships, and market-based arrangements; and, finally, looks at fragmentation of authority, both vertically among supranational, international, national, and subnational layers, and horizontally among different parallel rule-making systems. The implications, potential, and realities of global environmental governance are defining questions for our generation. This book distills key insights from the past and outlines the most important research challenges for the future.
Categories: Business & Economics

Environmental Governance Reconsidered

Environmental Governance Reconsidered

The Green Revolution in agriculture, for example, was overwhelmingly a public-
sector initiative, thus obviating the need for patents ... In contrast, 80 percent of
the crops produced by today's latest developments in agricultural biotechnology
are ...

Author: Sheldon Kamieniecki

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262541742

Category: Political Science

Page: 560

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A comprehensive, in-depth, and thematically integrated analysis of key issues in environmental governance today, from perspectives including environmental economics, democratic theory, public policy, law, political science, and public administration.
Categories: Political Science

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

Wambugu, a Kenyan scientist who has used biotechnology to improve local food
crops, offers her country as a case study to show how this technology ...
Agricultural Biotechnology Reconsidered: Western Narratives and African
Alternatives.

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130828

Category: Biotechnology

Page: 364

View: 761

Provides a history of biotechnology and genetic engineering, biographies of important figures in the field, an annotated bibliography and an index for the researcher's use.
Categories: Biotechnology

Bird on Fire

Bird on Fire

Vandana Shiva, The Violence of Green Revolution: Third World Agriculture,
Ecology and Politics (London: Zed Books, ... 2007); Noah Zerbe, Agricultural
Biotechnology Reconsidered: Western Narratives and African Alternatives (
Trenton, NJ: ...

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199912292

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 203

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-growing, low-density cities like Phoenix, the whole movement has a major problem. Drawing on interviews with 200 influential residents--from state legislators, urban planners, developers, and green business advocates to civil rights champions, energy lobbyists, solar entrepreneurs, and community activists--Ross argues that if Phoenix is ever to become sustainable, it will occur more through political and social change than through technological fixes. Ross explains how Arizona's increasingly xenophobic immigration laws, science-denying legislature, and growth-at-all-costs business ethic have perpetuated social injustice and environmental degradation. But he also highlights the positive changes happening in Phoenix, in particular the Gila River Indian Community's successful struggle to win back its water rights, potentially shifting resources away from new housing developments to producing healthy local food for the people of the Phoenix Basin. Ross argues that this victory may serve as a new model for how green democracy can work, redressing the claims of those who have been aggrieved in a way that creates long-term benefits for all. Bird on Fire offers a compelling take on one of the pressing issues of our time--finding pathways to sustainability at a time when governments are dismally failing in their responsibility to address climate change.
Categories: Social Science

The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology

... to consider alternatives. This chapter reconsiders the implications ... ©CAB
International 2004. The Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology (eds R.E.
Evenson and V. Santaniello) 143 I 4 Agricultural Biotech R&D Structure: Cyclical
or Not?

Author: Robert E. Evenson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851999700

Category: Agricultural biotechnology

Page: 320

View: 975

The regulatory systems in place prior to the development and expansion of agricultural biotechnology are still responding to this new form of technology. Such systems include trade law, intellectual property law, contract law, environmental regulations and biosafety regulations.This book reviews these regulatory changes and consists of 24 chapters developed from papers presented at a conference of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research, held in Italy in July 2002. It primarily considers the relationship between these changes and innovation, market development and international trade.
Categories: Agricultural biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology

In summary, the development during the last 150 years has led to the exploitation
of these fossil resources. Nowadays public discussions have resulted in
reconsideration about the use of biomaterials as feedstocks for the chemical
industry.

Author: Arie Altman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420049275

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 792

View: 348

This work integrates basic biotechnological methodologies with up-to-date agricultural practices, offering solutions to specific agricultural needs and problems from plant and crop yield to animal husbandry. It presents and evaluates the limitations of classical methodologies and the potential of novel and emergent agriculturally related biotechnologies.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Global Food Crisis

The Global Food Crisis

He has published numerous articles on wastewater use for agriculture , and his
most recent book is Agriculture in Urban ... He is the author of Agricultural
Biotechnology Reconsidered : Western Narratives , African Alternatives ( Africa
World ...

Author: Jennifer Clapp

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124113288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 191

Captures the debate about how to go forward in dealing with theglobal food system, and examines the implications of the crisisfor food security in the world's poorest countries.
Categories: Business & Economics

Women s Knowledge Biotechnology and International Trade Fostering a Dialogue Into the Next Millennium

Women s Knowledge  Biotechnology and International Trade Fostering a Dialogue Into the Next Millennium

Investment in agriculture and rural areas must be stepped up , and clear ,
transparent , stable and precise rules must be defined that will allow producers to
... provide production support services in areas such as marketing , information ,
technology generation and transfer , training , infrastructure and biotechnology .
... In reconsidering the role of agriculture , we must also reconsider the role of the
women ...

Author:

Publisher: IICA Biblioteca Venezuela

ISBN:

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African Studies Review

African Studies Review

Agricultural Biotechnology Reconsidered : Western Narratives and African
Alternatives . Trenton , N . J . : African World Press ... Ostensibly , this is a book
focusing on agricultural biotechnology in Zimbabwe . In many respects , however
, it is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000107422887

Category: Africa

Page:

View: 776

Categories: Africa

Japanese Agricultural Policy Reconsidered

Japanese Agricultural Policy Reconsidered

agricultural hamlet, 308 agricultural inputs, 50 agricultural land, 222 agricultural
land improvement, 226 agricultural land ... 230 application of biotechnologies,
261 Arable Land Consolidation Associations, 39 Arable Land Consolidation Law,
 ...

Author: Takekazu Ogura

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073117677

Category: Agricultural price supports

Page: 322

View: 931

Categories: Agricultural price supports

Farming white Gold

Farming  white Gold

CHAPTER SEVEN Bt COTTON AND CONTENDING VOICES : FARMERS ,
ACTIVISTS , FIRMS AND THE STATE I . Introduction : Debate on Agricultural
Biotechnology in India Reconsidered I have had the privilege and opportunity to
devote ...

Author: Devparna Roy

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924105327591

Category:

Page: 596

View: 782

The research suggests that Gujarati farmers were highly proactive in obtaining information about different cotton varieties and associated risks. Water and electricity were limiting conditions when it came to choosing Bt varieties over non-Bt varieties, and legal Bt varieties over illegal Bt varieties.
Categories:

Africa Today

Africa Today

Agricultural Biotechnology Reconsidered : Western Narratives and African
Alternatives . Trenton , NJ : Africa World Press . Contributors PIET KONINGS is
senior researcher at the African Studies africa TODAY |150| BOOKS RECEIVED ..
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066173298

Category: Africa

Page:

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Categories: Africa

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Monitor

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Monitor

... Productivity reconsidered Beyond the Green Revolution Rediscovering
traditional agriculture Toward appropriate biotechnology Research for
sustainable agriculture BIO - INFORMATICS Notes Third world and
biotechnology New journal on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000105269033

Category: Biotechnology

Page:

View: 583

Categories: Biotechnology

Morality Markets

Morality   Markets

Monsanto and Agricultural Biotechnology This Chapter Probes the moral
justification of commercial regulation through the ... I will conclude by
reconsidering the role of communitarian values in regulating GM risks, an
approach being urged by ...

Author: Edward Soule

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742513599

Category: Philosophy

Page: 193

View: 719

This is the first book to apply liberal political philosophy to commercial life as a whole.
Categories: Philosophy

Managing Agricultural Biotechnology

Managing Agricultural Biotechnology

Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations . Gould , F. 1988
. Evolutionary biology and genetically engineered crops . ... Delaying insect
adaptation to transgenic plants : Seed mixtures and refugia reconsidered .

Author: Joel I. Cohen

Publisher: C A B International

ISBN: WISC:89065363640

Category: Science

Page: 323

View: 158

Although new technologies to improve agricultural production are constantly being devised, there is a great need to manage their development and implementation more effectively if they are to have a significant impact. Over the past few years ISNAR has been holding seminars and developing expertise in the management of agricultural biotechnology programs. This book provides information and case studies on the range of key managerial issues involved. It includes syntheses and review chapters, as well as case studies from a range of countries including Chile, India, Japan and the Philippines. The book consists of 24 chapters written by authorities from North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia and is written in an accessible style that will appeal to practicing managers as well as to academics.
Categories: Science

Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security

Agricultural Biotechnology and Food Security

... C. (eds), 1991, The Green Revolution Reconsidered, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
University Press Heffernan, W. and Constance, D., 1994, ... in M. Qaim, A.
Krattiger and J. von Braun (eds), Agricultural Biotechnology in Developing
Countries.

Author: Ian Scoones

Publisher:

ISBN: 1858644011

Category: Agricultural biotechnology

Page: 31

View: 634

Categories: Agricultural biotechnology

Agricultural Biotechnology News

Agricultural Biotechnology News

The election of officers ing was a result of a study commisof the entire industry .
was reconsidered , and the previous sioned by the Committee on Research This
statement , by Richard D . Gonominations were unaminously apand Technical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924058999347

Category: Agriculture

Page:

View: 837

Categories: Agriculture

Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

Agricultural Biotechnology and the Environment

Because of advances in rDNA technology , plants are now being reconsidered
not only as a source of medicinal substances but also as a site of production of
pharmaceuticals ( Moffat 1995 ) . Agracetus , Inc . the biotechnology subsidiary of
W ...

Author: Sheldon Krimsky

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D012683081

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 264

Categories: Nature