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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
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
|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.|