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Risk Regulation in the Internal Market: Lessons from Agricultural Biotechnology

Maria Weimer


This book offers a topical inquiry into the legal and political limits of European Union regulation in the field of risk and new technologies surrounded by techno-scientific complexity, uncertainty, and societal contestation. It uses agricultural biotechnology as a paradigmatic example to illustrate the complex intersection between environmental, public health, economic, and social concerns in risk regulation. The text analyses the drawbacks of the European Union approach to agricultural biotechnology showing that its reductionism, that is, the narrow understanding of the risks associated with ... More

Keywords: agricultural biotechnology, risk regulation, reductionism, European Union, internal market law, genetically modified organisms, GMO

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198732792
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198732792.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maria Weimer, author
Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam