Demystifying Evidence-Based Policy Analysis by Revealing Hidden Value-Laden Constraints.
- PsychologyThe Hastings Center report
The central assertion of this essay is that, throughout policy analysis but especially in assessments of the costs and benefits of regulating versus encouraging new technologies (cost-benefit analysis, or CBA), the first possibility above is a mirage, and the second and third are self-contradictory.
Minimal Risk in Pediatric Research: A Philosophical Review and Reconsideration
- MedicineAccountability in research
It is suggested that a more defensible approach to evaluating risk should incorporate room for reflection and deliberation, and can nonetheless accommodate a number of intellectual resources for reducing reliance on sheer intuition and improving the quality of risk evaluations.
Unlocking the Deadlocks? GMOs, Science and the Reform of the Legal Framework
- Political Science
The hydra is in many ways a well-working allegory for the numerous conflicts the EU has been facing in the GMO authorization process, and in particular regarding the complex deadlocks in the…