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The 'perfect storm' of REACH: charting regulatory controversy in the age of information, sustainable development, and globalization

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The European Union's new chemicals regulation, REACH, has been one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in EU history. Indeed, the debate over REACH is akin to a 'perfect storm' in that the intense controversy over it has been caused by three regulatory aspects of the regime. First, REACH privatizes information collection, provision and assessment. Second, REACH represents a significant application of sustainable development and in so doing, redefines the conditions on which the EU...

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10.1080/13669870802086547

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Faculty of Law
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Risk Research Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
541-563
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1466-4461
ISSN:
1366-9877
URN:
uuid:d68f43d2-996b-42f6-855c-421b4238a7fe
Local pid:
ora:4789
Language:
English
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