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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.
Edition/Format:   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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Baert Wiener; et al
ISBN: 9781933115863 1933115866 9781933115856 1933115858
OCLC Number: 610018882
Description: xviii, 582 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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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