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Technocracy, Politicization and Non-involvement: Politics of Expertise in the European Regulation of Chemicals
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2010 (English)In: Review of Policy Research, ISSN 1541-132X, E-ISSN 1541-1338, Vol. 27, no 2, 167-185 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article addresses the relationship between scientific expertise and policy in European chemicals regulation. We argue that the role of scientific expertise in the European regulation of chemicals varies across decision-making levels, countries, and stages of the policy process. Our case study of the role of scientific expertise in the regulation of brominated flame retardants illustrates considerably different manifestations of this interconnected process across regulatory arenas, even though this case concerns a single group of substances. On the European Union level, we find a mix of technocracy and politicization; in Sweden, a clear-cut politicization; and in Poland, noninvolvement. Such differences can be explained by a combination of factors, in particular frame dominance, and mobilization of advocacy coalitions. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Review of Policy Research is the property of Wiley-Blackwell and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.

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2010. Vol. 27, no 2, 167-185 p.
Keyword [en]
advocacy coalitions, brominated flame retardants, chemicals, European Union, expertise, regulation, Sweden, Poland, policy frames
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42802DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.2009.00436.xISI: 000282920300003OAI: diva2:351498
Regulating Chemicals in the Baltic Sea Area: The Politics of Expertise
Available from: 2010-09-14 Created: 2010-09-14 Last updated: 2011-11-24Bibliographically approved

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