Transatlantic Risk Perceptions, Public Health, and Environmental Concerns: Coming Together or Drifting Apart?

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Abstract

Why has the problem of tobacco energized NGOs and policy entrepreneurs in the USA but much less in the EU? Why has transgenic food provoked similar kinds of collective responses in the EU, but much less in the USA? First, the USA and EU-15 possess different 'cultural markers' in that they express different values/collective preferences. Second, institutional arrangements vary and steer even similar preferences and values to produce different political results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe State of the European Union Vol. 7
Subtitle of host publicationWith US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191603297
ISBN (Print)9780199283958
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Genetically modified organism
  • Institutions
  • Risk perception
  • Tobacco
  • Transgenic food

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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