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dc.contributor.authorWright, Jeanette Marie
dc.contributor.authorKurian, Priya A.
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-21T00:48:34Z
dc.date.available2010-06-21T00:48:34Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationWright, J. & Kurian, P. (2009). Ecological modernization versus sustainable development: the case of genetic modification regulation in New Zealand. Sustainable Development, 18(6), 398-412.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/4024
dc.description.abstractEcological modernization and sustainable development are the two dominant paradigms in environmental policy. This paper assesses the implications of competing understandings of ecological modernization and sustainable development using the case of genetic modification regulation in New Zealand. Although the New Zealand regulatory framework embraces the symbolic language of sustainability, it ultimately adheres to a narrow notion of ecological modernization. By adopting a technically driven risk management process and a diluted precautionary approach, alongside limiting public input into decision-making on genetic modification, it undercuts its commitment to sustainable development definitionally and procedurally. Analysis of the New Zealand biotechnology policy regulatory framework, which consists of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act and the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA), shows how institutionalization of a narrow conception of ecological modernization can preempt real commitment to sustainable development.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley InterScienceen_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author's version of an article published in the journal: Sustainable Development. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.
dc.subjectecological modernizationen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten_NZ
dc.subjectgenetic modificationen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleEcological modernization versus sustainable development: the case of genetic modification regulation in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/sd.430en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSustainable Developmenten_NZ
pubs.begin-page398en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34992
pubs.end-page412en_NZ
pubs.issue6en_NZ
pubs.volume18en_NZ


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