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Power learning or path dependency? Investigating the roots of the European food safety authority



A key motive for establishing the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was restoring public confidence in the wake of multiplying food scares and the BSE crisis. Scholars, however, have paid little attention to the actual political and institutional logics that shaped this new organization. This article explores the dynamics underpinning the making of EFSA. We examine the way in which learning and power shaped its organizational architecture. It is demonstrated that the lessons drawn from the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2010.01832.x


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