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Publication Date: 2000
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Magnien, E., Vassarotti, A., Chadwick, Ruth
Public opinion of the risks & benefits assoc. with biotech. will have considerable bearing on the impact of develop. in biotech. on the lives of people in Europe. This report explores cultural & social objections to biotech. through philosoph. analysis of the arguments & empirical res. Objectives: (1) use philosoph. methods to analyze the concepts of risk & safety; (2) investigate the formation of perceptions of safety & risk among young people in: Germany, the U.K., Finland, & Spain through a sample of boys & girls from 11-18; & (3) consider the theoretical & value frameworks young people draw on when they respond to specific applications of biotech.Magnien, E. is the author of 'Cultural and Social Attitudes to Biotechnology : Analysis of the Arguments, with Special Reference to the Views of Young People', published 2000 under ISBN 9780756701284 and ISBN 0756701287.