Chapter 16. Government, Researchers, and Activists: The Critical Public Policy Interface

  1. Prof. Dr. H.-J. Rehm2 and
  2. Dr. G. Reed3
  1. Susanne L. Huttner

Published Online: 7 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch16o

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

How to Cite

Huttner, S. L. (2001) Government, Researchers, and Activists: The Critical Public Policy Interface, in Biotechnology Set, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Rehm and G. Reed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch16o

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 3, D-4400 Münster

  2. 3

    2131 N. Summit Ave., Apartment #304, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1347, USA

Author Information

  1. Los Angeles, CA 90024–1570, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527257621

Online ISBN: 9783527620999



  • phisticated science;
  • regulatory policies;
  • biotechnology;
  • tumultuous policy history;
  • environmentalist groups


The prelims comprise:

  • Policy-Making at the Nexus of Converging Interests

  • Biotechnology Development and Government

  • Balance of Power

  • The Science Connection - A Paradox in Policy-Making

  • Somersaulting Science Advice

  • Is the Public Really Demanding Governmental Intervention?

  • Sources of Debate

  • Historical Echoes

  • Values, Emotions, and Information

  • Who is Representing the American Public?

  • Biotechnology Policy as Public Relations

  • Approaching a Fourth Criterion: An International Perspective

  • Conclusion: A Call for a New Paradigm

  • References