Biosecurity and stakeholders: the rise of networks and non-state actors

McLeish, Caitriona and Feakes, Daniel (2008) Biosecurity and stakeholders: the rise of networks and non-state actors. Science and Public Policy, 35 (1). pp. 5-12.

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Abstract

This paper considers the biological weapons problem as a post-disarmament issue requiring 'management' or 'governance' rather than 'disarmament' or 'arms control'. This allows for a broader analysis of the BW problem, one where a range of relevant issues, threats, challenges and actors can be examined, as well as nation-states, international treaties, terrorist groups and the like. The paper therefore provides a more accurate depiction of the wide range of current efforts to minimise the chances of biology being misused for hostile purposes. It aims to explain how and why networks and non-state actors have emerged to play a bigger role in the governance of biological technologies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Caitriona McLeish
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:10
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 21:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15058
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