Scientific Advice to Policy Making: International Comparison

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Peter Weingart, Justus Lentsch
Barbara Budrich, Jun 17, 2009 - Political Science - 164 pages
Are there connections between the structures of political systems and types of scientific advice to policymak - ing? This volume unites case studies from the Netherlands, France, the European Union and the USA that provide an overview of different institutional arrangements, focusing on issues such as the independence and balance of advice. Common to all is the question which forms of advice can increase the rationality of policymaking without loss of political legitimacy. From the Contents: Mark B. Brown: Federal Advisory Committees in the United States Paul den Hoed and Anne-Greet Keizer: The Scientific Council for Government Policy David Demortain: Designing Regulatory Tools for Pharmaceutical and Food Safety in the European Union Laurent Geffroy, Odile Piriou and Bénédicte Zimmermann: Scientific Expertise in Policy-Making: The Case of Work Policy in France Willem Halffman: The Dutch ́ ́Planning Bureaus ́ ́
 

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Contents

The Dutch Planning Bureaus
41
Scientific Expertise in PolicyMaking
83
Beyond the French Technocratic Regime? Transformations
117
Standards of Scientific Advice Risk Analysis
141
Contributors
161
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Prof. Dr. Peter Weingart, Director, Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University, Germany Dr. Justus Lentsch, Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University, Germany

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