The changing Nature of Regulation and Communication of Risk in Europe

R. Löfstedt, F. Bouder, J.K. Wardman, S. Chakraborty

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Abstract

The regulation and communication of risk have changed significantly over the past 20 years or so, partially as a result of a number of regulatory scandals in Europe and elsewhere, which have led to greater public distrust of regulators and policy-makers. This increase in public distrust has resulted in a phasing-out of consensual-style regulation, and the emergence of a newer model of regulation based on variables including public participation, transparency and increasingly powerful non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This paper discusses some of the consequences of adopting this new model of regulation through a series of case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-429
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Risk Research
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Keywords

  • AMPLIFICATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • DEBATE
  • Europe
  • FOOD COLORINGS
  • Gardasil
  • PERCEPTION
  • SCIENCE
  • aspartame
  • azo dyes
  • regulation
  • risk communication

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