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Title International handbook on regulating nanotechnologies / edited by Graeme A. Hodge, Diana M. Bowman, Andrew D. Maynard
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2010


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Description xxviii, 611 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Elgar original reference
Elgar original reference.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I CONCEPTS AND FOUNDATIONS -- 1.Introduction: the regulatory challenges for nanotechnologies / Andrew D. Maynard -- 2.Philosophy of technoscience in the regime of vigilance / Alfred Nordmann -- 3.Tracing and disputing the story of nanotechnology / Chris Toumey -- 4.The age of regulatory governance and nanotechnologies / Roger Brownsword -- pt. II FRAMEWORKS FOR REGULATING NANOTECHNOLOGIES -- 5.Nanotechnology captured / John Miles -- 6.The scientific basis for regulating nanotechnologies / David Williams -- 7.The current risk assessment paradigm in relation to the regulation of nanotechnologies / Rolf F. Hertel -- 8.Regulating risk: the bigger picture / Peter Binks -- 9.Producing safety or managing risks? How regulatory paradigms affect insurability / Thomas K. Epprecht -- pt. III CASE STUDIES IN REGULATING NANOTECHNOLOGIES AND NANO-PRODUCTS --
Contents note continued: 10.The evolving nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety landscape: a business perspective / Michael Holman -- 11.Regulation of carbon nanotubes and other high aspect ratio nanoparticles: approaching this challenge from the perspective of asbestos / Vicki Stone -- 12.Approaching the nanoregulation problem in chemicals legislation in the EU and US / Christoph Meili -- 13.A good foundation? Regulatory oversight of nanotechnologies using cosmetics as a case study / Diana M. Bowman -- 14.Therapeutic products: regulating drugs and medical devices / Rogerio Sa Gaspar -- 15.Regulatory perspectives on nanotechnologies in foods and food contact materials / Diana M. Bowman -- 16.Regulation of nanoscale materials under media-specific environmental laws / John Pendergrass -- 17.Military applications: special conditions for regulation / Jurgen Altmann -- 18.Regulating nanotechnology through intellectual property rights / Gregory N. Mandel --
Contents note continued: pt. IV THE FUTURE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE -- 19.The role of NGOs in governing nanotechnologies: challenging the ̀benefits versus risks' framing of nanotech innovation / Gyorgy Scrinis -- 20.Voluntary measures in nanotechnology risk governance: the difficulty of holding the wolf by the ears / Markus Widmer -- 21.The role of risk management frameworks and certification bodies / Rolf Zollner -- 22.Risk governance in the field of nanotechnologies: core challenges of an integrative approach / Antje Grobe -- 23.International coordination and cooperation: the next agenda in nanomaterials regulation / Read Porter -- 24.Transnational regulation of nanotechnology: reality or romanticism? / Gary E. Marchant -- 25.From novel materials to next generation nanotechnology: a new approach to regulating the products of nanotechnology / J. Clarence Davies -- pt. V CONCLUSION -- 26.Conclusions: triggers, gaps, risks and trust / Graeme A. Hodge
Summary As scientists discover how to engineer matter at the nanoscale in increasingly sophisticated ways, conventional approaches to ensuring safe use are being brought into question. Nanotechnologies are challenging traditional regulatory regimes; but they are also prompting new thinking on developing and using technologies safely. Hodge, Monash Uni
Analysis Nanotechnology
Government regulation
Self regulation
Case studies
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nanostructured materials industry -- Law and legislation.
Author Hodge, Graeme Arthur
Bowman, Diana, 1979-
Maynard, Andrew D.
LC no. 2010925965
ISBN 184844673X hardback
9781848446731 hardback
0857931679 paperback