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dc.creatorMugwagwa, Julius Tazvishaya
dc.date2011-03-15
dc.identifierhttps://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art205
dc.identifier10.4067/S0718-27242011000300003
dc.descriptionThis paper is based on a study which investigated both existing and new regulatory responses to food emergencies and bigger challenges presented by modern gene-based biotechnologies. In particular, this paper looks at the challenge of cross-national cooperation in regulation of these technologies in southern Africa. One response to this challenge which has dominated policy agendas in the region for a long time, and with more prominence after the 2002-2003 food emergency, is that of harmonization of national biosafety regulatory systems. Harmonisation is touted by its promoters as one way in which countries can buttress weaker national and sub-national regulatory capacities, and develop synergies that will place them in a strong position to deal with the dynamic challenges presented by modern biotechnologies. The desire for cross-national cooperation in biotechnology management was investigated from the broader perspective of policy convergence, with harmonization being but one of the mechanisms towards the policy convergence. A number of factors facilitating or inhibiting policy convergence were identified, including but not limited to cultural, institutional, socio-economic and policy community attributes. The paper concludes that an understanding of these factors is crucial if grounded empirical and theoretical proposals on cross-national policy convergence are to be advanced.en-US
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherFacultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad Alberto Hurtadoen-US
dc.relationhttps://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art205/637
dc.sourceJournal of Technology Management & Innovation; Vol. 6 No. 3 (2011); 31-47en-US
dc.sourceJournal of Technology Management & Innovation; Vol. 6 Núm. 3 (2011); 31-47es-ES
dc.source0718-2724
dc.subjectbiotechnologyen-US
dc.subjectbiosafetyen-US
dc.subjectharmonisationen-US
dc.subjectpolicy convergenceen-US
dc.subjectAfrican Unionen-US
dc.subjectSADCen-US
dc.subjectNEPADen-US
dc.titleTo Harmonize or Not to Harmonize? The Case of Cross-national Biotechnology Governance in Southern Africaen-US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
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