News from Sep 13, 2012
KFG Working Paper No. 44 "Not Another GMO. Explaining Europe's Approach to Nanotechnologies" by Nico Jaspers has been published.
The author investigates why the European experience with the nanotechnologies has been fundamentally different from that with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). He argues that differences in the technologies as such cannot fully explain this divergence. Instead, a convergence of interests across key groups of stakeholders, the institutional evolution of the European Union (EU) and the experience from the GMO case enabled and facilitated a highly anticipatory and proactive approach to nanotechnology risk governance.
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