The Politics of Chemical Risk Scenarios for Regulatory Policy

  • Willem Halffman
  • Roland Bal


In conclusion to this volume, we have made an attempt to integrate the papers in order to map different alternatives for the future development of the regulation of chemicals. Rather than drawing up long lists of all the ideas and analyses that are presented, we have tried to digest these into a set of four ‘scenarios’. These scenarios are four sets of coherent choices that could guide the further development of chemical regulation. In this sense they are not to be read as predictions about the regulatory future, they are sketches of possible regulatory futures. As sketches, they only indicate a number of structural lines, not the flesh and bones of specific domains of regulation. Combined with an analysis of the likely developments and tensions in each of these models, they obtain a dynamic component, warranting the term ‘scenarios’.


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  • Roland Bal

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