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The Unspeakable Ban: The Translation of Global Pesticide Governance into Honduran National Regulation

  • Jansen, Kees
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    Summary This study examines the transfer of regulatory models from the international to the national level, drawing on a case study of Honduras and its adoption of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides. A key question concerns why the banning of hazardous pesticides disappears from the national policy agenda in the transfer process. The paper argues that development interventions reinforce a way of framing pesticide risks which prioritizes the scientific assessment of pesticides as a product rather than examining the everyday context in which they are used.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 4 (April)
    Pages: 575-589

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:36:y:2008:i:4:p:575-589
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    1. Roe, Emery M., 1991. "Development narratives, or making the best of blueprint development," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 287-300, April.
    2. Murray, Douglas L. & Taylor, Peter Leigh, 2000. "Claim No Easy Victories: Evaluating the Pesticide Industry's Global Safe Use Campaign," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 28(10), pages 1735-1749, October.
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