BSE: Risk, Science, and Governance

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This new book provides a riveting account of how BSE changed from an obscure disease in a handful of dairy cows into the worst failure of UK public policy sinse the Suez Crisis of 1956. BSE has subsequently spread to 30 other countries so the market for this book is not just British but international. The authors not only explain what happened, they also develop a compelling account of why it happned and of what changes need to be made if similar risk policy failures are to be avoided in the future. This book will become a key text in debates about the future of public policy-making about technological risks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198525813
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/23/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Sussex, Brighton

University of Sussex, Brighton

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
3. Analysing the role of science in public policy-making
4. The evolution of UK's agriculture and food policy regimes
5. A new cattle disease
6. The Soutwood Working Party
7. Regulatory rigor mortis
8. BSE policy in Continental Europe
9. The aftermath of 20 March 1996
10. BSE and the partial reform of food policy making
11. Summary and conclusions
12. Bibliography
13. Index

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