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Performativity in Action : How Risk Communication Interacts in Risk Regulation

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Marijn Poortvliet, P. ; Duineveld, Martijn ; Purnhagen, Kai:
Performativity in Action : How Risk Communication Interacts in Risk Regulation.
In: European Journal of Risk Regulation. Vol. 7 (2016) Issue 1 . - pp. 213-217.
ISSN 1867-299X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1867299X00005523

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Examples abound of highly politicized instances of risk controversies, such as the climate debate, counterterrorism, and the commercialization of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Numerous reasons, such as divergent perspectives, ways of communication, and interests, explain why involved actors often find themselves locked in a controversy.

For instance, in the GMO debates environmental politicians, NGOs, industrial parties, consumers, and GMO scientists have exerted very distinct ways of communication, resulting in a highly polarized and contested gene-risk landscape. As a consequence, some industrial players have left or terminated R&D activities in the EU, while other scientists escape the gaze of EU-regulations and started experimenting in places with a different approach to GMO regulation and control.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health > Chair Food Law > Chair Food Law - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Kai Purnhagen
Profile Fields > Emerging Fields > Food and Health Sciences
Research Institutions > Research Units > Forschungsstelle für Deutsches und Europäisches Lebensmittelrecht
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 630 Agriculture
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 07:23
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2020 07:23
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/56169