Managing toxic chemicals in Australia: a regional analysis of the risk society

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dc.contributor.author Benn, S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T02:38:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T02:38:30Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier 2004000156 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Benn, S. 2003 'Managing toxic chemicals in Australia: a regional analysis of the risk society', Journal of Risk Research, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 15-19. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1366-9877 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/5463
dc.description.abstract The paper takes examples from two decades of toxic risk management in Australia in order to examine the challenges that the conditions of the 'risk society' pose for the chemicals industry in this country. These issues for corporate governance are set against a shift in political discourse in the direction of the limiting of the state, co-governance between state and industry, and new community involvements and responsibilities. The paper describes new social movements and alliances influencing corporate structures and processes for decision making in Australia. The case examples lead to conclusions concerning the fundamental innovations in the organizational design of regulatory bodies and corporations that are required if progress is to be made towards sustain ability and the re-establishment of public trust. The findings of this paper are symptomatic of the more general challenges that the 'risk society' poses for the mainstream political programmes and their frameworks for regulation, for corporate architecture and for the relationships between governments, corporations and the community. en_US
dc.publisher Early Childhood Australia en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_childhood/ajec_index_abstracts/preschooler_response_to_prerecorded_music_in_three_different_situations.html en_US
dc.title Managing toxic chemicals in Australia: a regional analysis of the risk society en_US
dc.parent Journal of Risk Research en_US
dc.journal.volume 7 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Watson, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 15 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 19 en_US
dc.cauo.name Designs For Learning en_US


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