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Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects

Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects by E. Fisher
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This challenging book takes a broad and thought-provoking look at the precautionary principle and its implementation, or potential implementation, in a number of fields. In particular, the essays within the book explore the challenges faced by public decision-making processes when applying the precautionary principle, including its role in risk management and risk assessment. Frameworks for improved decision making are considered, followed by a detailed analysis of prospective applications of the precautionary principle in a number of emerging fields including: nanotechnology, climate change, natural resource management and public health policy. The analysis is both coherent and interdisciplinary, employing perspectives from law, the social sciences and public policy with a view to improving both the legitimacy and effectiveness of public policy at national and international levels.
Edward Elgar Publishing; January 2006
352 pages; ISBN 9781847201676
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Title: Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects
Author: E. Fisher; J. Jones; R. von Schomberg