Course Number 1082-4204-01
Course Name Risk Regulation Strategies: Health, Consumer Protection and Environment
Academic Unit The Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Sciences -
Public Policy
Lecturer Dr. Ronit HananiContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Seminar
Credit Hours 3
Semester 2021/2
Day Thu
Hours 12:00-15:00
Building Naftali-Social Sciences
Room 108
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Short Course Description

Faced with endless health, security, consumer and environmental risks, how should societies respond? This seminar studies the regulation of a wide array of risks, such as pandemics, food, drugs, medical care, biodiversity loss, emerging technologies, and extreme catastrophic risks.

The seminar focuses on how regulatory institutions deal with challenges in risk assessment (scientific uncertainties, technical gaps), risk perceptions (public concerns), risk management (precaution vs cost-benefit analysis). It examines risk regulation strategies, such as incremental, adaptive, governmental, self-regulation, and international cooperation.

Students' responsibilities in this seminar include active participation in class discussions, and writing a policy/research paper.

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Course Requirements

Seminar Paper

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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