Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss
Series: Genetics and Society
DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The...
Published April 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Participation and Exclusion in Nuclear Decision-making, 2nd Edition
In Rationality and Ritual, internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology policymaking. By focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history – the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing&...
Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge
Late Lessons from Early Warnings
The precautionary principle is widely seen as fundamental to successful policies for sustainability. It has been cited in international courts and trade disputes between the USA and the EU, and invoked in a growing range of political debates. Understanding what it can and cannot achieve is...
Published February 28th 2002 by Routledge