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A Hybrid within a Hybrid: Contextualizing REACH in the process of European Integration and Constitutionalization

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  • Poul Fritz Kjær
REACH is a hybrid which from a legal as well as an organisational perspective combines hierarchy and heterarchy. Such hybridity is however not a particular feature of REACH. Rather the EU itself must be understood as a hybrid, thereby making REACH a hybrid operating within a hybrid. The hybrid structure of REACH reflects its societal function which is to simultaneously separate and combine politics, science, economy, health and the environment within a single legal framework. The legitimacy of REACH reflects its hybrid structure in the sense that it is based on a combination of democratic, procedural and deliberative components.
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)383 – 396
StatusUdgivet - 2010
Eksternt udgivetJa

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