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When Cooperation Fails: The International Law and Politics of Genetically Modified Foods

Mark A. Pollack and Gregory C. Shaffer


The transatlantic dispute over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has brought into conflict the United States and the European Union, two long-time allies and economically interdependent democracies with a long record of successful cooperation. Yet the dispute — pitting a largely acceptant US against an EU deeply suspicious of GMOs — has developed into one of the most bitter and intractable transatlantic and global conflicts, resisting efforts at negotiated resolution and resulting in a bitterly contested legal battle before the World Trade Organization. The authors investigate the obstacle ... More

Keywords: genetically modified organisms, United States, European Union, World Trade Organization, regulation, cooperation, domestic law, politics, transnational networks, international cooperation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199237289
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark A. Pollack, author
Associate Professor of Political Science, Temple University
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Gregory C. Shaffer, author
Melvin C. Steen Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
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