The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe

Authors: Clancy, Kelly A.

  • Examines politics and controversy of genetically modified organisms in the United States and Europe
  • Offers unique insight into how to move beyond the seemingly intractable controversy
  • Compares the public perception of genetically modified products in five countries
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This book examines the puzzle of why genetically modified organisms continue to be controversial despite scientific evidence declaring them safe for humans and the environment. What explains the sustained levels of resistance? Clancy analyzes the trans-Atlantic controversy by comparing opposition to GMOs in the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Spain, and the United States, examining the way in which science is politicized on both sides of the debate. Ultimately, the author argues that the lack of labeling GMO products in the United States allows opponents to create far-fetched images of GMOs that work their ways in to the minds of the public. The way forward out of this seemingly intractable debate is to allow GMOs, once tested, to enter the market without penalty—and then to label them.

About the authors

Kelly A. Clancy is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Nebraska Wesleyan University, USA. She has broad interests in European contentious politics, and has conducted research in Germany, Poland, and the United Kingdom. She earned her PhD in political science from Rutgers University, USA, in 2015, and is an adjunct member of the Rutgers graduate faculty. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Clancy, Kelly A.

    Pages 1-20

  • The Story of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe

    Clancy, Kelly A.

    Pages 21-66

  • The Ideology of Sound Science and Its Defense

    Clancy, Kelly A.

    Pages 67-95

  • Strategies of Resistance: Visual Depictions of Genetically Modified Organisms

    Clancy, Kelly A.

    Pages 97-134

  • Conclusions and Implications

    Clancy, Kelly A.

    Pages 135-161

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Genetically Modified Organisms in the United States and Europe
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33984-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33984-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33983-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 173
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
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