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 applicability, relevance, robustness and explanatory power, by applying it to a number of different risk fields.
Seven risk topics were addressed by experts in the fields:
- Ewen Todd, Andrew Knight, and a team from the Michigan State University, The Risk of Listeria Arising from the Use of Unpasteurized Milk in Cheese Production (pdf)
- Joyce Tait, Genetically Modified Crops (pdf)
- Jeff McNeely and Caroline Kuenzi, The Risks Associated with Nature-Based Tourism (pdf)
- Norio Okada and Hirokazu Tatano, The Construction and Impact of the Nagara River Estuary Dam (pdf)
- Sabine Bonneck, The Discovery and Communication to the Public in Germany of Acrylamides in Foods (pdf)
- Warner North, Energy Security for the Baltic Region (pdf)
- Mihail Roco, Ortwin Renn, and Alexander Jäger, Nanotechnology Risk Governance (pdf)
The case studies are included in the book: “Global Risk Governance: Concept and Practice using the IRGC framework”. Pre-publication versions can be downloaded by clicking on the topic titles above.
“Global Risk Governance: Concept and Practice using IRGC framework”, Ortwin Renn, Katherine D. Walker, Springer, 2008. Link