“Challenges to Legitimacy in Food Safety Governance? The Case of the European Food Safety Authority”
- Department of Political Science
- BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
integrative political processes, the aim of this paper is to find patterns for how such processes are combined in European food safety governance. The paper focuses on the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). What forms of participation can be found in ‘new’ food safety governance? How are these forms of participation related to the aims of increasing the legitimacy? The article discusses challenges involved in EFSA’s mixing of integrative goals and the organisation’s view of food safety politics, in which aggregative policy processes are conceived as a rough ‘natural state’ which should be tamed.
- Political Science
- food governance
- deliberative democracy
- food safety
- European harmonisation
- ISSN: 0703-6337
Sociologist with a broad, human scientific interest in social, economic and evolutionary dimensions of environmental and health related problems.