Uncertain Risks Regulated

Uncertain Risks Regulated

by Ellen Vos
     
 

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Uncertain Risks Regulated compares various models of risk regulation in order to understand how these systems shape the relationship between law and science, and how they attempt to overcome public distrust in science-based decision-making. The book contributes to the ongoing debate relating to uncertainty and

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Uncertain Risks Regulated compares various models of risk regulation in order to understand how these systems shape the relationship between law and science, and how they attempt to overcome public distrust in science-based decision-making. The book contributes to the ongoing debate relating to uncertainty and risks  - and the difficulties faced by the European Union in particular - in regulating theses issues, taking account of both national and international constraints.  


The term 'uncertain risk' is comparable with notions of hazard and indeterminate risk, as deployed within the social sciences; but it also  aims to capture the modern regulatory reality that a non-quantifiable hazard must still be addressed by society, law and its regulators. Decisions must be taken in the face of uncertainty. And, whilst it is not possible to provide clear cut models of risk regulation, in focusing on regulatory practices at a national, EU and international level, the  contributors to this volume aim  to use fact finding as a core instrument of learning for risk regulation. 

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"This volume provides an excellent, important, erudite and timely addition to the Law, Science and Society series edited by J. Paterson, University of Aberdeen and J. Webb, University of Warwick. Both the volume editors and many of the contributors are leading scholars in the area of regulating uncertain risks. As can be expected, they provide insightful and original additions to the literature [...] the volume is replete with rich insights and so deserves further readings, even for those relatively familiar with risk regulation. This collection and its individual chapters will no doubt be used by those seeking to get to grips with the problem of regulating uncertain risks, and the importance of citizen participation, for many years to come." - Mark Flear, Belfast, Common Market Law Review, Vol 47 Issue 2, 2010

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135391522
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/26/2009
Series:
Law, Science and Society
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
File size:
1 MB

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