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The Reality of Precaution : Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe.

Author: Jonathan B Wiener; Michael D Rogers; James K Hammitt; Peter H Sand
Publisher: London : Earthscan, 2010.
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The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case studies of a wide array of risks to health, safety, environment and security; a broad quantitative analysis; and  Read more...
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Wiener, Jonathan B.
Reality of Precaution : Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe.
London : Earthscan, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan B Wiener; Michael D Rogers; James K Hammitt; Peter H Sand
ISBN: 9781936331802 1936331802
OCLC Number: 694729177
Description: 1 online resource (603 pages)
Contents: About Resources for the Future and RFF Press; Contents; Preface; Contributors; PART I INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 The Rhetoric of Precaution; PART II CASE STUDIES OF RELATIVE PRECAUTION REGARDING SPECIFIC RISKS; Chapter 2 Genetically Modified Foods and Crops; Chapter 3 Beef, Hormones, and Mad Cows; Chapter 4 Tobacco; Chapter 5 Nuclear Power; Chapter 6 Automobile Emissions; Chapter 7 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Climate Change; Chapter 8 The Marine Environment; Chapter 9 Biodiversity Conservation; Chapter 10 Chemicals; Chapter 11 Medical Errors, New Drug Approval, and Patient Safety. Chapter 12 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass DestructionPART III PRECAUTION IN RISK INFORMATION SYSTEMS; Chapter 13 Information Disclosure; Chapter 14 Frameworks for Risk Assessment, Uncertainty, and Precaution; PART IV A BROADER EMPIRICAL TEST OF RELATIVE PRECAUTION; Chapter 15 A Quantitative Comparison of Relative Precaution in the United States and Europe, 1970-2004; PART V CAN WE EXPLAIN THE OBSERVED PATTERN OF PRECAUTION?; Chapter 16 Political Institutions and the Principle of Precaution; Chapter 17 Legal and Administrative Systems: Implications for Precautionary Regulation. Chapter 18 Risk Perceptions and Risk Attitudes in the United States and EuropeChapter 19 Precautions against What? Perceptions, Heuristics, and Culture; PART VI CONCLUSIONS; Chapter 20 The Real Pattern of Precaution; Acknowledgments; Index; Plates.

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The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case studies of a wide array of risks to health, safety, environment and security; a broad quantitative analysis; and cross-cutting chapters on politics, law, and perceptions. The authors rebut the rhetoric of conflicting European and American approaches to risk, and show that the reality has been the sel.

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