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The EU chemicals policy: towards inclusive governance?

Heyvaert, Veerle (2008) The EU chemicals policy: towards inclusive governance? LSE law, society and economy working papers (07-2008). Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper investigates to what extent contemporary EU risk regulation responds to demands for inclusive governance. To this end, the paper examines the new EU regulatory framework for the control of chemicals, better known as the REACH Regulation. It identifies and evaluates opportunities for public participation during the negotiation of the REACH proposal (the 'input' stage), in decision-making processes under the REACH Regulation ('throughput'), and at the stage of reviewing decisions taken in compliance with REACH ('output'). The paper argues that formal opportunities for public participation exist and are reasonably satisfactory, but that their significance is eroded by the institutional and functional context in which participation must take place.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2008 The Author
Divisions: Law
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
K Law > K Law (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2009 12:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 23:12

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