This book is the product of a workshop. The workshop The Politics of Chemical Risk was organised with a double agenda in mind. One set of goals was related to the future of chemical hazard regulation in Europe. The other was concerned with an attempt to create communication between natural and social scientists working on or in risk regulation. In this general introduction we first discuss the goals that informed the workshop, as well as this volume. After that, we give a short description of the workshop and the book itself. We do not discuss the chapters: these are discussed in separate introductions, preceding each part of the book.
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