Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View (Biotechnology Intelligence Unit)

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Policy Controversy in Biotechnology: An Insider's View is a penetrating analysis of how the United States' and international public policies are formulated. It provides revealing accounts of the approach to science and technology taken by the Clinton Administration and by supra-national or international organizations such as the European Union and United Nations. The book is also a primer on biotechnology--what it is and can accomplish and common misconceptions about it.
One of the book's greatest strengths is the last chapter's discussion of possible remedies for the public policy malise found in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. The book suggests a multi-faceted strategy, which includes better communication between scientists and the public; greater activism by scientific institutions (academies, journals, and professional associations); more involvement by the public in government policy-making; and both general and specific executive and legislative reforms.

Provides a true insiders view of U.S. public policy-making
Yields a look at how bad policy judgments affect the real world
Offers remedies and solutions to the conflict between science and politics

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