GLOBAL BIOSECURITY. TOWARDS A NEW GOVERNANCE PARADIGM
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AL-RODHAN NAYEF ET AL.
In the 21st century, biosecurity has become a central part of any global policy-making agenda. With the rapid advancement of the life sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology comes certain challenges for the scientific community and policy makers. With the potential threat of biological weapons proliferation and bioterrorism, there is a critical need for constructing a solid glob al governance system that is capable of addressing the complexity and multiplicity of the topics related to various aspects of biosecurity. This book outlines a new biosecurity governance model that is integrative, network-based, flexible, open, cross-cultural, transparent, and multi-disciplinary. The model emphasises the need to engage a wide variety of actors ranging from governments and non-profit organisations to private industry, science, and academia. This publication adds an up to date perspective and comprehensive guide to any personal or institutional library. Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan is Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director of the Programme on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalisation and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Lyubov Nazaruk is Project Assistant for the Programme on the Geopolitical Implications of Gloabalisation and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Marc Finaud is Faculty Member, seconded from the French Government at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland. Jenifer Mackby is Fellow in the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC, United States.