Risk Regulation in the European Union: Between enlargement and internationalization
Title: Risk Regulation in the European Union: Between enlargement and internationalization
Editor(s): MAJONE, Giandomenico
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, 2003, European Forum
The 2002-3 European Forum organized by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the EUI dealt with regulatory cooperation and regulatory competition in an integrating world economy. Within this broad theme, a series of six seminars on risk regulation were held in the period January-March 2003. Although six seminars are hardly sufficient to cover a fast expanding field like risk regulation, I hope the reader will find the texts collected in this publication useful as an introduction to some of the key issues and concepts in this increasingly important area of EU regulation and international harmonization. Like few other policy areas, risk regulation requires a clear understanding of basic principles of decision-making under uncertainty—principles which cannot be ignored even by those who are interested in the legal, political or psychological aspects of risk rather than in technical risk analysis. Indeed, it could be argued that many current debates would be easily settled or at least reduced to their ultimate political dimension if only the participants understood the most elementary principles of coherent decision-making under uncertainty. These principles, and some of their policy and institutional implications, are the topic of the three first chapters of the present publication.
Table of Contents:
--Introduction Giandomenico Majone 1 --Chapter 1 Foundations of Risk Regulation: Science, Decision-Making, Policy Learning and Institutional Reform, Giandomenico Majone 9 --Chapter 2 What Price Safety? The Precautionary Principle and its Policy Implications, Giandomenico Majone 33 --Chapter 3 European Regulatory Agencies: The Dilemma of Delegation of Powers in the European Union, Giandomenico Majone 55 --Chapter 4 The Emerging EU Regulatory Framework on Genetically Modified Organisms: Dilemmas and Challenges, Sara Poli 79 --Chapter 5 Setting Out International Food Standards: Euro-American Conflicts Within the Codex Alimentarius Commission, Sara Poli 125 --Chapter 6 Enlarging the EU Food Safety Regime: Selected Problems in Adjusting the Polish Food Safety Regime to EU Food Safety Requirements, Aleksander Surdej 149
This book originated in the context of the 2002-3 European Forum programme on 'Europe after Globalisation: International regulatory competition and cooperation in an enlarging European Union' directed by Professor Claus-Dieter Ehlermann and codirected by Professor Giandomenico Majone and Professor Claudio Radaelli.
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