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The reality of precaution, comparing risk regulation in the United States and Europe, edited by Jonathan B. Wiener. [et al.]

Summary
The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case studies of a wide array of risks to health, safety, environment and security; a broad quantitative analysis; and cross-cutting chapters on politics, law, and perceptions. The authors rebut the rhetoric of conflicting European and American approaches to risk, and show that the reality has been the se
Table Of Contents
pt. I. Introduction -- pt. II. Case studies of relative precaution regarding specific risks -- pt. III. Precaution in risk information systems -- pt. IV. A broader empirical test of relative precaution -- pt. V. Can we explain the observed pattern of precaution? -- pt. VI. Conclusions
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (601 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781136522550

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