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


  • Jansen, Kees


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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  • Jansen, Kees, 2008. "The Unspeakable Ban: The Translation of Global Pesticide Governance into Honduran National Regulation," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 575-589, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:36:y:2008:i:4:p:575-589

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    1. 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.
    2. Roe, Emery M., 1991. "Development narratives, or making the best of blueprint development," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 287-300, April.
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    1. Belay T. Mengistie & Arthur P. J. Mol & Peter Oosterveer, 2017. "Pesticide use practices among smallholder vegetable farmers in Ethiopian Central Rift Valley," Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, Springer, vol. 19(1), pages 301-324, February.

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