Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 June 2005

304 Pages | 5 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198525813

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Risk, Science, and Governance

Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

  • A unique and challenging analysis of the BSE crisis, science and policy making - what happened, what went wrong, and why
  • Shows how policy makers were not well-informed of the risks that BSE posed - failure of BSE policy was not accidental - how can policy making be understood and what lessons can be learned?
  • Gives expert insight into the conclusions of the Phillips enquiry as well as extending and supplementing the analysis.
  • Evaluates emerging public health policy changes in the light of the BSE crisis.
  • Provides comparisons with policy making at the European Commission and other European countries.
  • A key text for debates about the future of public policy-making about technological risks.

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