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

Author: Jonathan Baert Wiener; et al
Publisher: London ; New York : RFF Press, 2011.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reality of precaution.
London ; New York : RFF Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010015414
(OCoLC)610018882
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baert Wiener; et al
ISBN: 9781136522567 1136522565
OCLC Number: 823170099
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 582 p.) : ill.
Contents: The rhetoric of precaution / Jonathan B. Wiener --
Genetically modified foods and crops / Mark Cantley, Maurice Lex --
Beef, hormones, and mad cows / George Gray, Michael D. Rogers, Jonathan B. Wiener --
Tobacco / D. Douglas Blanke --
Nuclear power / John F. Ahearne, Adolf Birkhofer --
Automobile emissions / Michael P. Walsh --
Stratospheric ozone depletion and global climate change / James K. Hammitt --
The marine environment / David Freestone --
Biodiversity conservation / Kathryn A. Saterson --
Chemicals / Ortwin Renn, E. Donald Elliott --
Medical errors, new drug approval, and patient safety / Frances H. Miller --
Terrorism and weapons of mass destruction / Jessica Stern, Jonathan B. Wiener --
Information disclosure / Peter H. Sand --
Frameworks for risk asscessment, uncertainty, and precaution / Gail Charnley, Michael D. Rogers --
A quantitative comparison of relative precaution in the United States and Europe, 1970-2004 / Brendon Swedlow, Denise Kall, Zheng Zhou, James K. Hammitt, Jonathan B. Wiener --
Political institutions and the principle of precaution / Giandomenico Majone --
Legal and administrative systems : implications for precautionary regulation / Lucas Bergkamp, Turner T. Smith, Jr. --
Risk perceptions and risk attitudes in the United States and Europe / Elke U. Weber, Jessica S. Ancker --
Precautions against what? Perceptions, heuristics, and culture / Cass R. Sunstein --
The real pattern of precaution / Jonathan B. Wiener.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan B. Wiener ... [et al.].
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'The Reality of Precaution offers a sweeping and rigorous look at the issue of risk regulation, examining this critical topic from a wide variety of issues and angles. Must reading for anyone who Read more...

 
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