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Author Svedin, Lina M.

Title Risk regulation in the United States and European Union : controlling chaos / Lina M. Svedin, Adam Luedtke, and Thad E. Hall
Edition First edition
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 213 pages) : illustrations
Contents PART I: RISK REGULATION IN A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE -- American and European Views on Risk -- Divergent and Convergent Trend in the Regulation of Risk -- PART II: RISK REGULATION IN FOUR POLICY DOMAINS: SOCIAL RISKS, BIOLOGICAL RISKS, ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS, AND SOCIETAL RISKS -- Immigration -- Food Safety -- Flooding -- Election Technology and Election Fraud
Summary Globalization and technology have altered public fears and changed expectations of how government should make people safer. This book analyzes how Europeans and Americans perceive and regulate risk. The authors show how public fears about risk are filtered through political systems and subjective lenses of perception to pressure governments to insure against risk. Globalization and federalism are two forces that promote convergence between Europe and America, while culture and politics often push governments down different roads. This tension is explored in case studies dealing with four cutting-edge risk frontiers: immigration, flood control, food safety and voting technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Political planning -- European Union countries.
Political planning -- United States.
Public opinion -- European Union countries.
Public opinion -- United States.
Risk -- European Union countries -- Public opinion.
Risk -- United States -- Public opinion.
European Union countries -- Politics and government.
United States -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
Author Hall, Thad E. (Thad Edward), 1968-
Luedtke, Adam, 1973-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
LC no. 2009040517
ISBN 0230109470 (electronic bk.)
9780230109476 (electronic bk.)