Professor David Vogel - The Politics of Precaution: Comparing the regulation of health, safety and environmental risks in Europe and the United States
|Starts:||16:30 27 May 2014|
|Ends:||18:00 27 May 2014|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
Public lecture by Professor David Vogel based on his award-winning monograph, 'The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States' (Princeton University Press, 2012) in which he examines the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the United States and Europe over the last five decades, explaining why America and Europe have often regulated a wide range of similar risks differently. It finds that between 1960 and 1990, American health, safety, and environmental regulations were more stringent, risk averse, comprehensive, and innovative than those adopted in Europe. But since around 1990, the book shows, global regulatory leadership has shifted to Europe. What explains this striking reversal?
Followed by refreshments in Potters in the Simon Building.
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