The impact of Brexit on epistemic communities in agricultural and environmental sectors

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The interface of science and law has become increasingly important for policy-makers. This is due to a more responsive regulatory culture, greater reliance on formal analysis of risk and benefits, and the openness of decision-making. This is particularly significant for agricultural and environmental policies as they represent areas of legal regulation heavily based on scientific evidence. The policy-makers’ choice of policy methods to enable this interface will become even more important after the UK leaves the EU. This chapter will identify some of the challenges facing UK epistemic communities and public administration, including provision of high quality research, provision of current institutional research, and regulatory support that exists at the EU level, development of new regulatory processes in the UK, and maintenance of corresponding levels of international cooperation in collection and assessment of scientific data.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Governance of Agriculture in Post-Brexit UK
EditorsIrene Antonopoulos, Matt Bell, Aleksandra Čavoški, Ludivine Petetin
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781003010852
ISBN (Print)9781003010852
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


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