A Comparative Look at Governing Science

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Science  29 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5735, pp. 704-706
DOI: 10.1126/science.1114030

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Designs on Nature. Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States. By Sheila Jasanoff. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2005. 380 pp. $35.00, £22.95. ISBN 0-691-11811-6.

Examining the development of biotechnology in the United States, Britain, Germany, and the European Union over the past quarter century, the author examines how the public and private actors in each have interacted to produce the current range of approaches to the political management of biotechnology.