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L'institutionnalisation de l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments comme organisation-frontière. Bureaucratisation de l'expertise et régulation des risques alimentaires.

Abstract : This study is about the French Food Safety Agency, a public institution which was created in 1998, after the so-called « mad cow crisis ». It aims at understanding the origins and the institutional design of the Agency, its organization and functioning, and its impact on food safety regulation. The creation of Afssa is analyzed as the institutionalization of a boundary-organization at the frontier of the two social worlds of politics and science, accountable to each other, involving the participation of actors from both worlds responsible for the management of the science-politics boundary. Using the sociological approach of organizational analysis, the thesis analyses the process by which Afssa has institutionalized itself as a scientific actor through a process of bureaucratization of expertise and also as a political actor, defending the values and interests of public health in the food safety regulation regime. We analyze the mechanisms, the effects and the contradictions of this institutionalization process in order to understand the nature and the scope of the institutional and political change of food risk regulation.
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Julien Besançon. L'institutionnalisation de l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments comme organisation-frontière. Bureaucratisation de l'expertise et régulation des risques alimentaires.. Histoire, Philosophie et Sociologie des sciences. Institut d'études politiques de paris - Sciences Po, 2010. Français. ⟨tel-00553787⟩

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