Following the publication of IRGC White Paper, “Risk Governance – Towards an Integrative Approach” in 2005, the IRGC risk governance framework was tested to confirm its practicability (e.g. applicability, robustness and explanatory power) by applying it to a number of different risk fields.
This work has largely been carried out by experts in each of the seven risk topics that were addressed:
- The Risk of listeria arising from the use of unpasteurized milk in cheese production [PDF] (Ewen Todd, Andrew Knight and a team from the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center at Michigan State University)
- Genetically modified crops [PDF] (Joyce Tait, S&TC member and Director of the ESRC Innogen Centre at the University of Edinburgh)
- The risks associated with nature-based tourism [PDF] (Jeff McNeely, a member of the S&TC and the World Conservation Union’s Chief Scientist and Caroline Kuenzi, IRGC Secretariat)
- The construction and impact of the Nagara River Estuary Dam [PDF] (Norio Okada, S&TC member and Hirokazu Tatano from the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at the University of Kyoto)
- The discovery and communication to the public in Germany of acrylamides in foods [PDF] (Sabine Bonneck, Cologne)
- Energy security for the Baltic region [PDF] (Warner North, S&TC member and President of North Works, Inc. in Belmont, California and Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, California)
- Nanotechnology risk governance [PDF] (S&TC members Mihail Roco, National Science Foundation and Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart and Alexander Jäger, University of Stuttgart); this study was a summary of our nanotechnology project.
Each of these case studies was included in the book : “Global Risk Governance: Concept and Practice using the IRGC framework” and can be downloaded by clicking on the topic titles above.
Please note that these case studies are presented in their pre-final version and we apologise for any errors you may encounter in the text.
“Global Risk Governance: Concept and Practice using IRGC framework”, Ortwin Renn, Katherine D. Walker, Springer, 2008