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Science, Politics and Transnational Regulation: Regulatory Scientific Institutions and the Dilemmas of Hybrid Authority

UCL Faculty of Laws Events

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM (GMT)

London, United Kingdom

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UCL's Faculty of Laws Lecture


Science, Politics and Transnational Regulation: Regulatory Scientific Institutions and the Dilemmas of Hybrid Authority


on Wednesday 27 March, from 3-4pm


Speaker: 

  • Oren Perez (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law)

 

About this talk: 
The main objective of this talk is to develop a better understanding of the structure of transnational regulatory scientific institutions (RSIs). We argue that the hybrid political-legal-epistemic nature of RSIs creates a continual tension between their hierarchical and policy-driven structure and the paradigms of objectivity, parallelism and non-centralism that characterize science. The article examines the way in which RSIs cope with the challenge of maintaining their epistemic/political authority against the tensions generated by their hybrid structure. The article focuses on three institutions: the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), and the International Competition Network (ICN) and examines how this challenge manifests itself in the context of these three bodies. The article links the discussion of hybrid authority with the problem of scientific uncertainty. It concludes with a discussion of the optimal design of RSIs.

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 About the speaker: 
Prof. Oren Perez is a member of the Faculty of Law at Bar Ilan University, Israel. He has LLB (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law,1993, LLM, PhD, London School Of Economics and Political Science, 1995, 2001. His research focuses on environmental law & policy, regulation, globalization and the law, and legal theory.

 

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Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens<br />
WC1H 0EG London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM (GMT)


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