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Scientists and the Regulation of Risk : Standardising Control

Risks are increasingly regulated by international standards, and scientists play a key role in standardisation. This fascinating book exposes the action of 'invisible colleges' of scientists - loose groups of prominent scientific experts who combine practical experience of risk and control with advisory responsibility - in the formulation of international standards. Drawing upon the domains of medicines, 'novel foods' and food hygiene, David Demortain investigates new regulatory concepts emerging from invisible colleges, highlighting how they shape consensus and pave the way for international
eBook, English, 2011
Edward Elgar Pub., Cheltenham, 2011
1 online resource (284 pages)
9781849809443, 9781283255387, 1849809445, 1283255383
COVER; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Risk regulation
from controversies to common concepts; 2. Communities, networks and colleges: expert collectives in transnational regulation; 3. From qualifying products to imputing adverse events: a short history of risk regulation; 4. Drawing lessons: medical professionals and the introduction of pharmacovigilance planning; 5. Modelling regulation: HACCP and the ambitions of the food microbiology elite; 6. The value of abstraction: food safety scientists and the invention of post-market monitoring. 7. Exploring invisible colleges: sociology of the standardising scientist8. Scientists, standardisation and regulatory change: the emergent action of invisible colleges; Appendix 1: Research strategy and methodology; References; Index Click to connect to online resource Click to connect to online resource (off-campus access) Free eBook from the Internet Archive Additional information and access via Open Library