Risk Regulation In The United States And European Union: Controlling Chaos by A. LuedtkeRisk Regulation In The United States And European Union: Controlling Chaos by A. Luedtke

Risk Regulation In The United States And European Union: Controlling Chaos

byA. Luedtke, L. Svedin, Thad E. Hall

Hardcover | July 21, 2010

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Globalization and technology have altered public fears and changed expectations of how government should make people safer. This book analyzes how Europeans and Americans perceive and regulate risk. The authors show how public fears about risk are filtered through political systems and subjective lenses of perception to pressure governments to insure against risk. Globalization and federalism are two forces that promote convergence between Europe and America, while culture and politics often push governments down different roads.  This tension is explored in case studies dealing with four cutting-edge risk frontiers: immigration, flood control, food safety and voting technology.

Lina Svedin completed her Ph.D. at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science at Syracuse University. She also has an M.A. in international relations from Stockholm University. Lina has extensive experience working with public administration practitioners and researchers around the world, sup...
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Title:Risk Regulation In The United States And European Union: Controlling ChaosFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230620493

ISBN - 13:9780230620490

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Table of Contents

PART I: Risk Regulation in a Comparative Perspective * American and European views on risk * Divergent and convergent trend in the regulation of risk * PART II:Risk regulation in four policy domains: social risks, biological risks, environmental risks, and societal risks * Immigration * Food safety * Flooding * Election technology and election fraud