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Hur försvaras försiktighetsprincipen i EU:s GMO-politik? En argumentationsanalys av EU

Tapper, Helena LU (2011) STVK01 20111
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This bachelor thesis in political science focuses on the precautionary principle in genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations. This principle has been incorporated into the European Union (EU) law system, which the legislation advocates that the GMO assessment process should be undertaken in a precautionary fashion.
This principle is today considered being the most radical of all environmental principles, as there is a controverse debate on wheter GMO causing harm to the public and to the environment. Another main concern relates to uncertainties that are difficult to resolve, because they arise from incomplete scientific knowledge.
The aim of this theoretical study is an argumentation analysis with the focus set on EU: s usage... (More)
This bachelor thesis in political science focuses on the precautionary principle in genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations. This principle has been incorporated into the European Union (EU) law system, which the legislation advocates that the GMO assessment process should be undertaken in a precautionary fashion.
This principle is today considered being the most radical of all environmental principles, as there is a controverse debate on wheter GMO causing harm to the public and to the environment. Another main concern relates to uncertainties that are difficult to resolve, because they arise from incomplete scientific knowledge.
The aim of this theoretical study is an argumentation analysis with the focus set on EU: s usage of the precautionary principle in GMO regulations. EU-documents have been analyzed with a vision to describe the EU: s defence of its point of view. Further the cultural theory of risk is being applied, connected to the risk perception of GMO.
The result of this study shows that EU: s standpoint advocating the precautionary principle is a bit vague, and contradictive. Although, most arguments favour the principle. (Less)
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author
Tapper, Helena LU
supervisor
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course
STVK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
försiktighetsprincipen, GMO, EU, argumentationsanalys, risk och osäkerhet
language
Swedish
id
2063288
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2011-08-31 16:13:51
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2011-08-31 16:13:51
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  abstract     = {This bachelor thesis in political science focuses on the precautionary principle in genetically modified organism (GMO) regulations. This principle has been incorporated into the European Union (EU) law system, which the legislation advocates that the GMO assessment process should be undertaken in a precautionary fashion. 
 This principle is today considered being the most radical of all environmental principles, as there is a controverse debate on wheter GMO causing harm to the public and to the environment. Another main concern relates to uncertainties that are difficult to resolve, because they arise from incomplete scientific knowledge. 
The aim of this theoretical study is an argumentation analysis with the focus set on EU: s usage of the precautionary principle in GMO regulations. EU-documents have been analyzed with a vision to describe the EU: s defence of its point of view. Further the cultural theory of risk is being applied, connected to the risk perception of GMO.   
The result of this study shows that EU: s standpoint advocating the precautionary principle is a bit vague, and contradictive. Although, most arguments favour the principle.},
  author       = {Tapper, Helena},
  keyword      = {försiktighetsprincipen,GMO,EU,argumentationsanalys,risk och osäkerhet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hur försvaras försiktighetsprincipen i EU:s GMO-politik? En argumentationsanalys av EU},
  year         = {2011},
}