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Erika Meins
Politics and Public Outrage
Explaining Transatlantic and Intra-European Diversity of Regulations on Food Irradiation and Genetically Modified Food
Reihe: Politikwissenschaft
Bd. 96, 2003, 216 S., 20.90 EUR, 20.90 CHF, br., ISBN 3-8258-6767-6

This study provides a general framework that is able to explain cross-national regulatory variation. Its most important theoretical contribution is to include the notion of public perceptions into a political economy theory of regulation. The study involves four case studies from the realm of environmental, health, and safety risks.

"[...] The case studies on food irradiation fill an important gap in the literature on environmental, health, and safety regulation. The case studies on GMO-regulation are [...] more systematic and informative than most other work of a comparable nature that has been published today."

Prof. Thomas Bernauer, Center for International Studies, Zurich.

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