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The reality of precaution : comparing risk regulation in the United States and Europe

Author: Jonathan Baert Wiener
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : RFF ; London : Earthscan [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes 'Precautionary Principle' that has sparked the central controversy over European and US risk regulation. This resource combines case studies of a wide array of risks to health, safety,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baert Wiener
ISBN: 1933115866 9781933115863 1933115858 9781933115856
OCLC Number: 783942518
Description: xviii, 582 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: PrefaceContributorsI. Introduction1. The Rhetoric of Precaution II. Case Studies of Relative Precaution regarding Specific Risks2. Genetically Modified Foods and Crops 3. Beef, Hormones and Mad Cows4. Smoking 5. Nuclear Power 6. Automobile Emissions7. Stratospheric Ozone Protection and Global Climate Change 8. The Marine Environment 9. Biodiversity Conservation10. Chemicals 11. Medical Errors, New Drug Approval and Patient Safety12. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass DestructionIII. Precaution in Risk Information Systems13. Information Disclosure14. Frameworks for Risk AssessmentIV. A Broader Empirical Test of Relative Precaution15. A Quantitative Comparison of Relative Precaution in the United States and Europe, 1970-2004 V. Can We Explain the Observed Pattern of Precaution?16. Political Institutions and the Principle of Precaution17. Legal and Administrative Systems18. Risk Perceptions and Risk Attitudes in the US and Europe 19. Precautions Against What? Perceptions, Heuristics and CultureVI. Conclusions20. The Real Pattern of PrecautionAcknowledgmentsIndex
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan B. Wiener [and others].

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