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International Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies

By csep - Posted on 02 March 2011

TitleInternational Handbook on Regulating Nanotechnologies
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsHodge, Graeme A., Bowman Diana M., and Maynard Andrew D.
Pagination611 p.
PublisherEdward Elgar Pub.
Place PublishedNorthampton, MA
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number9781848446731

In this Handbook, leading international authors from industry, government, non-governmental organisations and academia examine the complex and often controversial regulatory challenges presented by nanotechnologies. The perspectives represented in this anthology come from a variety of disciplines, and explore how the future regulatory landscape is likely to evolve, both in the U.S., European Union, and internationally.


Contents: PART I: CONCEPTS AND FOUNDATIONS 1. Introduction: The Regulatory Challenges for Nanotechnologies Graeme Hodge, Diana Bowman and Andrew 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 PART 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 Qasim Chaudhry, Hans Bouwmeester and Rolf F. Hertel 8. Regulating Risk: The Bigger Picture Karinne Ludlow and Peter Binks 9. Producing Safety or Managing Risks? - How Regulatory Paradigms Affect Insurability Thomas K. Epprecht PART III: CASE STUDIES IN REGULATING NANOTECHNOLOGIES AND NANO-PRODUCTS 10. The Evolving Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Landscape: A Business Perspective Oliver Tassinari, Jurron Bradley and Michael Holman 11. Regulation of Carbon Nanotubes and Other High Aspect Ratio Nanoparticles: Approaching this Challenge from the Perspective of Asbestos Robert Aitken, Sheona Peters, Alan D Jones and Vicki Stone 12. Approaching the Nanoregulation Problem in Chemicals Legislation in the EU and US Markus Widmer and Christoph Meili 13. A Good Foundation? Regulatory Oversight of Nanotechnologies Using Cosmetics as a Case-study Geert van Calster and Diana Bowman 14. Therapeutic products: Regulating drugs and medical devices Rogerio Sa Gaspar 15. Regulatory Perspectives on Nanotechnologies in Foods and Food Contact Materials Anna Gergely, Qasim Chaudhry and Diana Bowman 16. Regulation of Nanoscale Materials under Media-specific Environmental Laws Linda Breggin and John Pendergrass 17. Military Applications: Special Conditions for Regulation Jurgen Altmann 18. Regulating Nanotechnology through Intellectual Property Rights Gregory N. Mandel PART IV: THE FUTURE REGULATORY LANDSCAPE 19. The Role of NGOs in Governing Nanotechnologies: Challenging the 'Benefits versus Risks' Framing of Nanotech Innovation Georgia Miller and Gyorgy Scrinis 20. Voluntary Measures in Nanotechnology Risk Governance: The Difficulty of Holding the Wolf by the Ears Christoph Meili and Markus Widmer 21. The Role of Risk Management Frameworks and Certification Bodies Thorsten Weidl, Gerhard Klein and Rolf Zollner 22. Risk Governance and Nanotechnologies: Core Challenges of an Integrative Approach Ortwin Renn and Antje Grobe 23. International Coordination and Cooperation: The Next Agenda in Nanomaterials Regulation Robert Falkner, Linda Breggin, Nico Jaspers, Jay Pendergrass and Read Porter 24. Transnational Regulation: Reality or Romanticism? Kenneth W. Abbott, Douglas J. Sylvester and Gary E. Marchant 25. From Novel Materials to Next Generation Nanotechnology: A New Approach to Regulating the Products of Nanotechnology J. Clarence Davies PART V: CONCLUSION 26. Conclusions: Triggers, Gaps, Risks and Trust Andrew Maynard, Diana Bowman and Graeme Hodge