Governance reform of German food safety regulation: Cosmetic or real?

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dc.contributor.author Steiner, Bodo E.
dc.contributor.editor Ansell, Christopher
dc.contributor.editor Vogel, David
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-20T09:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-20T09:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation STEINER, B. E. 2006. Governance Reform of German Food Safety Regulation: Cosmetic or Real? In: ANSELL, C. & VOGEL, D. (eds.) What's the Beef? The Contested Governance of European Food Safety. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-262-51192-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/423
dc.description.abstract A series of food-related crises, most notably mad cow disease in Britain, farmer protests in France against American hormone-treated beef, and the European Union's banning of genetically modified food has turned the regulation of food safety in Europe into a crucible for issues of institutional trust, legitimacy, and effectiveness. What's the Beef? examines European food safety regulation at the national, European, and international levels as a case of "contested governance" a syndrome of policymaking and political dispute in which not only policy outcomes but also the fundamental legitimacy of existing institutional arrangements are challenged. The discussions of European food safety regulation in What's the Beef? open into consideration of broader issues, including the growing importance of multilevel regulation (and the possibility of disagreements among different levels of authority), the future of European integration, discontent over trade globalization, the politicization of risk assessment and regulatory science, the regulation of biotechnology, the shifting balance between public and private regulation, agricultural protectionism, and the "transatlantic divide." After addressing the historical, social, and economic context of European food safety regulation, the book examines national efforts at food safety reform in France, Britain, and Germany and such regional efforts as the creation of the European Food Authority. The book also looks at the international dimensions of European food safety regulation, discussing the conflicts between EU safety rules and World Trade Organization rulings that occur because EU rules are more risk averse ("precautionary") than those of its trading partners, including the United States. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MIT Press en
dc.relation.ispartof What's the Beef? The Contested Governance of European Food Safety
dc.relation.uri http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262511926/
dc.rights ©2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. en
dc.subject Food safety regulation en
dc.subject Quality and Safety Scheme en
dc.subject BSE en
dc.subject.lcsh Bovine spongiform encephalopathy--Germany en
dc.subject.lcsh Food--Safety measures en
dc.subject.lcsh Food--Safety regulations--Germany en
dc.subject.lcsh Food--Labeling en
dc.title Governance reform of German food safety regulation: Cosmetic or real? en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/B010/bsteiner en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Bodo Steiner, Food Business & Development, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: b.steiner@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2011-09-20T08:53:18Z
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dc.contributor.funder Volkswagen Foundation, Germany en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked E-mailed MIT Press for permission. Monday 19 Sep 2011 Dear Breeda, Thank you for your message. I am happy to grant to the University College Cork non-exclusive permission to place a copy of ‘Governance Reform of German Food Safety Regulation: Cosmetic or Real?’ on the UCC institutional repository CORA, for scholarly non-commercial use. Please indicate that the article is from WHAT’S THE BEEF: THE CONTESTED GOVERNANCE OF EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY, edited by Christopher Ansell and David Vogel published by The MIT Press. We would be grateful if you could include a link to the book in our site: http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262511926/ Please let me know if you have any questions. Very best, Pamela Quick MIT Press Permissions en
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