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Biotechnology and Public Engagement in Europe


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About this book


Providing a comparison the most important instances of public engagement with biotechnology in Europe in recent years, this book provides a theoretically reflected and empirically grounded study of the opportunities and obstacles for a thorough democratization of technological development through processes of public engagement.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Copenhagen Business SchoolDenmark

About the authors

JANUS HANSEN is Assistant Professor at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. His research focuses on the interface between science, politics and the public and he has published journal articles in this area.

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“Hansen’s book concerns the concept of Participatory Technology Assessment (PTA) in the regulation, governance and formulation of national policies towards Genetically Modified Organisms in the agricultural sector. … Hansen’s treatment of the relatively narrow subject is precise and informative, and this book would certainly be of interest to any scholar of GMO policy, PTA or technology governance, and may have a place as a teaching tool for those interested in technological risk and comparative case study analysis of technological controversies.” (Matthew Cotton, Science Studies, Issue 1, 2012)