The changing nature of communication and regulation of risk in Europe

Lofstedt, Ragner and Bouder, Frederic and Wardman, Jamie K. and Chakraborty, Sweta (2011) The changing nature of communication and regulation of risk in Europe. Journal of Risk Research, 14 (4). pp. 409-429. ISSN 1366-9877

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Abstract

The regulation and communication of risk has changed significantly over the past 20 years or so, partially as a result of a number of regulatory scandals in Europe and elsewhere (Lofstedt 2004: Majone and Everson 2001; Sunstein 2005), which have led to public distrust of regulators and policy makers.

This increase in public distrust has resulted in a phasing-out of consensual-style regulation, and the emergence of a newer model of regulation based on variables including public participation, transparency, and increasingly powerful non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

This paper discusses some of the consequences of adopting this new model of regulation through a series of case studies.

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Additional Information:The regulation and communication of risk has changed significantly over the past 20 years or so, partially as a result of a number of regulatory scandals in Europe and elsewhere (Lofstedt 2004: Majone and Everson 2001; Sunstein 2005), which have led to public distrust of regulators and policy makers. This increase in public distrust has resulted in a phasing-out of consensual-style regulation, and the emergence of a newer model of regulation based on variables including public participation, transparency, and increasingly powerful non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This paper discusses some of the consequences of adopting this new model of regulation through a series of case studies.
Keywords:risk, risk communication, transparency, Public participation, Regulation
Subjects:L Social studies > L220 Political Systems
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:4431
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:15 Apr 2011 10:51
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:59

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