Risk, Democratic Citizenship and Public Policy

Paperback | November 15, 2003

EditorAlbert Weale

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In recent years there has been growing concern about the effectiveness and legitimacy of public decision making about risk, sparked by a series of high profile issues that have made headline news. These ten essays analyse the public understanding of risk and the policy making process. BSE,vaccination, genetically modified crops and the regulation of chemicals are looked at as case studies. These essays will be of interest to general political scientists, sociologists and specialists in public policy, as well as those specifically working in the field of risk analysis.

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In recent years there has been growing concern about the effectiveness and legitimacy of public decision making about risk, sparked by a series of high profile issues that have made headline news. These ten essays analyse the public understanding of risk and the policy making process. BSE,vaccination, genetically modified crops and the...

Albert Weale is a Professor of Government, University of Essex; and Fellow of the British Academy.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.39 inPublished:November 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Robert M Worcester: Public Opinion and Opinion PollingAlbert Weale: Pubic Consultation and Public Policy on RiskIan Hargreaves: The Role of the MediaGrant Jordan: NGOs and Risk: the Politics of Changing Decision Venues?Christopher Hood: Managing Risk and Managing Blame: A Political Science PerspectiveMalcolm A Ferguson-Smith: BSE: Public Policy and the Uncertainties of SciencePJ Lachmann: VaccinationJules Pretty: Genetically Modified Crops: From Principled Stances to Case by Case AnalysisEva Dietrichson: The Regulation of ChemicalsAlbert Weale: Conclusion: Democratic Values and Risk Regulation