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SEMINAR: Social Science Perspectives on Environmental Risk Regulation

Summary

Seminar

Start Date

8 Oct 2015 1:00 pm

End Date

8 Oct 2015 2:00 pm

Venue

Faculty of Law Staff Room


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A Faculty of Law and Institute for the Study of Social Change seminar

Presented by Professor Bridget Hutter, London School of Economics and Political Science

Risk regulation perspectives emphasise the importance of understanding the social context within which regulation takes places. This presentation introduces the perspective with particular reference to environmental regulation and considers some of the key tensions presented in the framing and evidencing of risks and policy choices for their control. In so doing it connects social science theories to the more practical world of practice.

Bridget M. Hutter is Professor of Risk Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is former Director of the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and author of numerous publications on the subject of risk regulation. She recently completed a monograph Regulatory Crisis: Interactions Between Disaster, Crisis And Risk Regulation with Professor Lloyd-Bostock. Her current research is engaging with risk based approaches to regulation and with issues of risk, resilience, inequality and environmental regulation.

When | Thursday 8 October, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Where | Faculty of Law Staff Room

All welcome. Please RSVP by Tuesday 6 October to Law.Secretary@utas.edu.au

Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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