Risk-assessment policies: Differences across jurisdictions

Millstone, Erik, Van Zwanenberg, Patrick, Levidow, Les, Spök, Armin, Hirakawa, Hideyuki and Matsuo, Makiko (2008) Risk-assessment policies: Differences across jurisdictions. Project Report. Institute of Prospective Technological Studies. European Commission.

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This study examined how risk assessment policies are in practice being decided and operationalised at Codex and in five countries: the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan and Argentina. Our starting assumption was that, where public policy-making institutions formally take responsibility for risk appraisal and decision-making, some risk assessment policy assumptions arise, even if they are not explicitly acknowledged or labelled in those terms. We found that the choice was not between having a risk assessment policy and not having one, but between being explicit and transparent about RAP judgements, or being implicit and opaque.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Additional Information: Editor: Dolores Ibarreta
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Erik Millstone
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:46
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2013 08:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28007
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