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The reality of precaution

Author: Jonathan Baert Wiener
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : RFF ; London : Earthscan [distributor], 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rebuts the rhetoric of conflicting European and American approaches to risk, and shows that the reality has been the selective application of precaution to particular risks on both sides of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baert Wiener
ISBN: 9781933115863 1933115866 1933115858 9781933115856
OCLC Number: 528429020
Description: pages cm
Contents: Preface Contributors I. Introduction 1. The Rhetoric of Precaution II. Case Studies of Relative Precaution regarding Specific Risks 2. Genetically Modified Foods and Crops 3. Beef, Hormones and Mad Cows 4. Smoking 5. Nuclear Power 6. Automobile Emissions 7. Stratospheric Ozone Protection and Global Climate Change 8. The Marine Environment 9. Biodiversity Conservation 10. Chemicals 11. Medical Errors, New Drug Approval and Patient Safety 12. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction III. Precaution in Risk Information Systems 13. Information Disclosure 14. Frameworks for Risk Assessment IV. A Broader Empirical Test of Relative Precaution 15. 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 Precaution 17. Legal and Administrative Systems 18. Risk Perceptions and Risk Attitudes in the US and Europe 19. Precautions Against What? Perceptions, Heuristics and Culture VI. Conclusions 20. The Real Pattern of Precaution Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan B. Wiener [and others].

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