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Food, Risk and Politics: Scare, Scandal and Crisis – Insights Into the RiskPolitics of Food Safety

Ed Randall


This is a book about the risk politics of food safety. Food-related risks regularly grab the headlines in ways that threaten reasoned debate and obstruct sensible policy making. This book explains why this is the case, and goes on to make the case for a properly informed and fully open public debate about food safety issues. It argues that this is the true antidote to the politics of scare, scandal, and crisis. The book weaves together the many different threads of food safety and risk politics.

Keywords: risk politics, food safety, food-related risks, policy making, scare, scandal, crisis, headlines, reasoned debate, public debate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719072307
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719072307.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ed Randall, author