DODGY KEBABS EVERYWHERE? VARIETY OF WORLDVIEWS AND REGULATORY CHANGE
Article first published online: 28 JAN 2010
© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 88, Issue 1, pages 247–266, March 2010
How to Cite
LODGE, M., WEGRICH, K. and McELROY, G. (2010), DODGY KEBABS EVERYWHERE? VARIETY OF WORLDVIEWS AND REGULATORY CHANGE. Public Administration, 88: 247–266. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9299.2010.01811.x
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2010
- Article first published online: 28 JAN 2010
- Date received 23 March 2009. Date accepted 24 May 2009.
In the study of risk regulation, grid-group cultural theory has attracted considerable interest. There has, however, been a lack of a systematic interest in its claims and in methodological issues. In this article, we present five claims that are drawn from cultural theory and assess them in the light of failure in meat inspections in Germany. These claims are assessed through the analysis of argumentation as recorded in newspapers. In the light of its empirical findings, this article argues that the claims and methodology employed offer a promising avenue for further work to investigate the usefulness of this particular theoretical approach.