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Alissa Cordner

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171465

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171465.001.0001

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Negotiating Science, Politicizing Science

Negotiating Science, Politicizing Science

(p.120) 5 Negotiating Science, Politicizing Science
Toxic Safety

Alissa Cordner

Columbia University Press

Chapter 5 shows that science-based decisions, ranging from the development of new chemical products by chemical manufacturers to chemical assessments at EPA, involve social acts of negotiation between participants, multiple interpretations of scientific evidence, and political and economic concerns and constraints.

Keywords:   chemical regulation, Environmental Protection Agency, revolving door, stakeholder participation, scientific uncertainty

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