Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism

By Elizabeth Fisher

Over the last decade, the regulatory evaluation of environmental and public health risks has been one of the most legally controversial areas of contemporary government activity. Now in paperback, this award-winning book shows that legal disputes over risk evaluation are disputes over administrative constitutionalism in that they are disputes over what role law should play in constituting and limiting the power of administrative risk regulators. Five case studies taken from five different legal cultures demonstrate this point, and the book concludes with a strong argument for re-orienting the focus of scholarship in this area. Risk Regulation and Administrative Constitutionalism was winner of the SLS Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2008. It will be of interest to government health officials, food safety organizations, environmental lawyers, and practitioners.

322 pages

Publication Date: 7/1/2010
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849460880

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