Uncertain Risks Regulated

1st Edition

Ellen Vos, Michelle Everson

Routledge-Cavendish
Published May 15, 2012
Reference - 450 Pages
ISBN 9780415542524 - CAT# Y138038
Series: Law, Science and Society

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Summary

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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