Politics and Public Outrage

Explaining Transatlantic and Intra-European Diversity of Regulations on Food Irradiation and Genetically Modified Food

By Erika Meins

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.


216 pages

Publication Date: 4/17/2003
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825867676