The Process of Assessment

Ely, Adrian and Stirling, Andrew (2009) The Process of Assessment. In: Dreyer, Marion and Renn, Ortwin (eds.) Food safety governance : integrating science, precaution and public involvement. Springer-Verlag, pp. 57-70. ISBN 9783540693086

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Abstract

This book offers a detailed analysis and a set of carefully measured suggestions towards achieving greater integration of science, precaution, and public involvement in current arrangements for European food safety governance. The devised governance framework provides a distinctive system of methodologies, participatory processes, and institutional configurations that demonstrates practical advice of how complex and conflicting food safety demands might be reconciled. At the core of the suggestions for procedural reform is a design with four governance stages (framing, assessment, evaluation, management, with participation and communication as cross-cutting activities), and an organisation into four assessment and management tracks distinguishing between risk-, precaution-, concern- and prevention-based approaches. In addition, the book suggests an innovative food safety interface structure designed to improve the politics-science-society coordination throughout the governance process.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Adrian Ely
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:52
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28521
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