Risk Regulation in the Single Market

The Governance of Pharmaceuticals and Foodstuffs in the European Union

  • Sebastian Krapohl

Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics book series (PSEUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction: The Need for a Systematic Analysis of Supranational Risk Regulation

  3. An Institutionalist Approach to Supranational Risk Regulation

  4. The Authorisation of Pharmaceuticals in the EU

  5. The Regulation of Foodstuffs in the EU

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 195-225

About this book


This book demonstrates how the Thalidomide catastrophe of the 1960s and the BSE crisis of the 1990s led to regulatory regimes for pharmaceuticals and foodstuffs in Europe. However, the developmental paths of these regimes differ – and so does the efficiency and legitimacy of regulatory policy-making.


European Union European Union (EU) food governance Institution pharmaceutical Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Sebastian Krapohl
    • 1
  1. 1.Otto-Friedrich-University of BambergGermany

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