Campus Units

Political Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1991

Journal or Book Title

Politics and the Life Sciences

Volume

9

Issue

2

First Page

240

Last Page

244

DOI

10.1017/S0730938400010790

Abstract

John Portz and Peter Eisinger have provided a valuable conceptual overview of state government initiatives for economic development through biotechnology. Their three major models of policy choice - - based on interest-group processes, strategic planning, and competing interest groups in the allocation of planned development initiatives — seem to be sound theoretically and are convincingly examined empirically. Further, Portz and Eisinger provide a wealth of information regarding comparative state efforts at stimulating economic innovation, the differing state political dynamics underlying alternative development strategies, and differences in how such strategies have been implemented. Their analysis represents an important contribution to the current literature on comparative state economic development policy.

Comments

This article is published as Mack C. Shelley, II, "The States and Biotechnology: Interests, Strategies, and Dimensions," Politics and the Life Sciences, 9(2), 240-244 (1991) [invited]. doi: 10.1017/S0730938400010790. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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