GMO regulation and civic participation at the “edge of the world”: the case of Australia and New Zealand

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Title GMO regulation and civic participation at the “edge of the world”: the case of Australia and New Zealand
Author Hindmarsh, Richard Alan; Plessis, Rosemary Du
Journal Name New Genetics and Society
Editor Peter Glasner
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Civic participation in decision-making about the regulation of genetically modified organisms has become increasingly important in both Australia and New Zealand. This paper explores the somewhat uneven emergence of public participation in discussion and decision-making about GMOs in these different, but closely related contexts. Accounts of public engagement with decision-making about the regulation of GMOs are juxtaposed with critical reflections on what might appear to be opportunities for citizens to exert control over the development and use of genetic science. In this respect, the paper contributes to what Alan Irwin (2006, p. 300) has referred to as “an analytically skeptical (but not dismissive) perspective on the 'new' mode of scientific governance”. The paper concludes with some critical reflections on the development of enhanced democratic decision-making with respect to new biotechnologies, particularly GMOs.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 27
Issue Number 3
Edition September 2008
Page from 181
Page to 199
ISSN 1463-6778
Date Accessioned 2008-09-15
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Governance and Public Policy
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Other Policy and Political Science
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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