The precautionary principle during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The RECIPES project started in January 2019 and does not address questions about the relevance and application of the precautionary principle during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

However, several experts involved in the RECIPES project have published their research on the topic:


Five ways to ensure that models serve society: a manifesto

 Andrea Saltelli, Gabriele Bamme , Isabelle Brun , Erica Charter , Monica Di Fiore, Emmanuel Didier, Wendy Nelson Espeland, John Kay, Samuele Lo Piano, Deborah Mayo, Roger Pielke Jr, Tommaso Portaluri, Theodore M. Porter, Arnald Puy, Ismael Rafols, Jerome R. Ravetz, Erik Reinert, Daniel Sarewitz, Philip B. Stark, Andrew Stirling, Jeroen van der Sluijs & Paolo Vineis


Post-normal pandemics: Why COVID-19 requires a new approach to science

 Published as: Waltner-Toews, D., Biggeri, A., De Marchi, B., Funtowicz, S., Giampietro, M., O'Connor, M.,Ravetz, J.R., Saltelli, A, & van der Sluijs, J. P. (2020). Post-normal pandemics: Why CoViD-19 requires a new approach to science. Recenti Progressi in Medicina, 111(4).


Models and numbers: Representing the world or imposing order?

Matthias Kaiser, Tatjana Buklijas, Peter Gluckman


Should policy makers trust composite indices? A commentary on the pitfalls of inappropriate indices for policy formation

Matthias Kaiser, Andrew Tzer‑Yeu Chen and Peter Gluckman


Towards Post-Pandemic Sustainable and Ethical Food Systems

Matthias Kaiser & Stephen Goldson & Tatjana Buklijas & Peter Gluckman & Kristiann Allen & Anne Bardsley & Mimi E. Lam


“Laws of Fear” in the EU: The Precautionary Principle and Public Health Restrictions to Free Movement of Persons in the Time of COVID-19

Iris Goldner Lang

“Brokerage at the science-policy interface: from conceptual framework to practical guidance”

Peter D. Gluckman, Anne Bardsley, Matthias Kaiser


“United by the global COVID-19 pandemic: divided by our values and viral identities”

Mimi E. Lam


"What the pandemic says about how we deal with systemic risks"

Dr. Pia-Johanna Schweizer


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