Regulating risks in the european union. The co-production of expert and executive power

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9781849468794
Nombre del producto:
Regulating risks in the european union. The co-production of expert and executive power
Fecha de edición:
1 oct. 2017
Número de Edición:
Autor:
Weimer, Maria / Ruitjer, Anniek De
Idioma:
Inglés
Formato:
Libro
Páginas:
266
Lugar de edición:
Reino Unido
Colección:
SIN COLECCIÓN
Encuadernación:
Cartoné

A growing body of EU law and regulation is preoccupied with the protection of EU citizens from health and environmental risks. Which chemicals are safe and should be allowed on the market? How should the EU respond to public health emergencies, such as Ebola and other infectious diseases? Regulatory responses to these questions confront deep uncertainty, limited knowledge, and societal contestation.

In a time where the use of scientific expertise in EU policy-making is particularly contested, this book offers a timely contribution to both the academic and policy debate on the role of specialized expertise in EU public decision-making on risk and technology as well as on its intertwinement with executive power. It draws on insights from law, governance, political sciences and science and technology studies, bringing together leading scholars in this field.

Contributions are drawn together by a shared theoretical perspective, namely by their use of co-production as an analytical lens to study the intricate interplay between techno-scientific expertise and EU executive power. By so doing, the collection produces highly original insights into the development of the EU administrative state, as well as into the role of regulatory science in its construction. This book will be useful to scholars, practitioners, and policy makers working on risk regulation and the role of expertise in public decision-making.

1. Regulating Risks in the European Union: The Co-production of Expert and Executive Power 
MARIA WEIMER AND ANNIEK DE RUIJTER

Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives
2. Constitutions of Modernity: Science, Risk and Governable Subjects 
SHEILA JASANOFF
3. Expert Executive Power, Administrative Constitutionalism and Co-production: Why They Matter 
ELIZABETH FISHER

Part 2: Practices of Co-production
4. Recombinant Regulation: EU Executive Power and Expertise in Responding to Synthetic Biology 
ELEN STOKES
5. Defining the Invisible: Between Soft Norms and Hard Realities in the European Regulation of Nanotechnologies 
TANJA EHNERT
6. Mixing EU Security and Public Health Expertise in the Health Threats Decision 
ANNIEK DE RUIJTER
7. Constituting Public Health Surveillance in Twenty-first Century Europe 
SCOTT L GREER
8. Behavioural Expertise and Regulatory Power in Europe 
HOLGER STRASSHEIM

Part 3: Rethinking Constitutionalism: Legitimacy and Accountability
9. Expertise as Justification: The Contested Legitimation of the EU 'Risk Administration' 
MARIA WEIMER AND GAIA PISANI
10. Evolving Conceptions of Science and Legitimacy: Insights from American Administrative Law 
CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON
11. Accountability and Co-production beyond Courts: The Role of the European Ombudsman 
MARIA LEE

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