Rationality within REACH? On Functional Differentiation as the Structural Foundation of Legitimacy in European Chemicals Regulation

European University Institute Department of Law Working Paper No. 2007/18

32 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2009

Date Written: April 1, 2007

Abstract

This paper analyses the potential legitimacy basis of REACH, the new regulatory system for the EU chemicals market.

Keywords: Chemicals Regulation, functional differentiation, Systems Theory, Risk Regulation, Non-Majoritarian Institutions. Legitimacy

Suggested Citation

Kjaer, Poul F., Rationality within REACH? On Functional Differentiation as the Structural Foundation of Legitimacy in European Chemicals Regulation (April 1, 2007). European University Institute Department of Law Working Paper No. 2007/18. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1489919 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1489919

Poul F. Kjaer (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

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