Containing the Uncontainable : Comparing Policies of Risk Regulation in Genetic Engineering

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dc.contributor Helsingin yliopisto, Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta, Politiikan ja talouden tutkimuksen laitos fi
dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political and Economic Studies en
dc.contributor Helsingfors universitet, Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för politik och ekonomi sv
dc.contributor.author Viitasaaari, Anna
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201703272080
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/33369
dc.description.abstract Genetic engineering is a new technological field, incurring new risks. This work examines the regulation of this process and its products, genetically modified organisms (GMO). The mode of analysis is a comparison of the American and European regulatory approaches concerning this field. The concept of risk plays an important role in determining the way the new technology is perceived 1 and subsequently regulated. Scientific testing, in particular Risk Assessment techniques, has come to be the primary form of legitimating the use of GMOs. This work will explore the current GMO policy 1 regulations and the way that scientific knowledge has influenced policy making. The central aim of the work is to determine whether these methods are able to ensure the protection of human, animal, and environmental health. The application of the Precautionary Principle will be suggested as an alternative to the current regulatory approach. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Helsingfors universitet sv
dc.publisher University of Helsinki en
dc.publisher Helsingin yliopisto fi
dc.subject agricultural politics en
dc.subject risk en
dc.subject genetic modification en
dc.subject risk assessment en
dc.title Containing the Uncontainable : Comparing Policies of Risk Regulation in Genetic Engineering en
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
dc.type.ontasot pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
dc.type.ontasot master's thesis en
dc.subject.discipline Political Science, Politics en
dc.subject.discipline Yleinen valtio-oppi, politiikan tutkimus fi
dc.subject.discipline Allmän statslära, politologi sv
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201703272080

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