An Experimental Offensive against the Mishandling of Risk in Society’: Reflecting on the Pioneering Work of the Risk Regulation Advisory Council in the UK

Burgess, Adam (2012) An Experimental Offensive against the Mishandling of Risk in Society’: Reflecting on the Pioneering Work of the Risk Regulation Advisory Council in the UK. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 3 . pp. 343-351. ISSN 1867-299X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article looks back at the history and legacy of the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council in the UK. The Council was the first government body to explicitly challenge a culture of overreaction to ‘public risk’, one of a number of ways in which it was a unique and interesting experiment in addressing the political dimension of contemporary regulation. Whilst the RRAC was ultimately unsuccessful in bringing about a change in how risk is managed by government it has, at least, left a useful intellectual legacy and, more practically, its work is effectively being taken forward by the Risk and Responsibility programme of the Dutch government.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2013 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 13 May 2014 13:47 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36198 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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