New Security Challenges

Biosecurity

Origins, Transformations and Practices

Authors: Rappert, Brian, Gould, Chandré

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This book explores the origins, interpretations and meanings of the term 'biosecurity'. It brings together contributors on issues relating to the perceptions of the threat of biological weapons and how states are responding, or not, to the challenges posed by the potential of the products of the life sciences to be used for destructive purposes.

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BRIAN RAPPERT is Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Public Affairs, Department of Sociology and Philosophy, University of Exeter, UK. His previous books include Experimental Secrets; Biotechnology, Security and the Search for Limits; Controlling the Weapons of War; Technology and Security (edited).

CHANDRÉ GOULD is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, South Africa. Her previous books include Secrets and Lies, Wouter Basson and the South African Chemical and Biological Weapons Programme; Hide and Seek: Taking Account of Small Arms in Southern Africa (edited) and Selling Sex in Cape Town: Sex Work and Human Trafficking in a South African City.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosecurity
Book Subtitle
Origins, Transformations and Practices
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24573-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230245730
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22356-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 250
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