EU Chemicals Regulation: New Governance, Hybridity and REACH

Steven Vaughan

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book provides an exploratory, explanatory and normative account of REACH, the EU Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, and its regulator, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). There are more than one million words of official ECHA guidance to accompany the 516 pages of REACH. This book sets out a thick, detailed analysis of REACH and ECHA’s guidance and, in so doing, offers up a complex, nuanced and differentiated account of hybrid new governance.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978 1 78471 130 6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015


  • chemicals
  • EU Law
  • New Governance
  • Hybridity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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