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The Resource Laws of fear : beyond the precautionary principle, Cass R. Sunstein

Laws of fear : beyond the precautionary principle, Cass R. Sunstein

Label
Laws of fear : beyond the precautionary principle
Title
Laws of fear
Title remainder
beyond the precautionary principle
Statement of responsibility
Cass R. Sunstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is the relationship between fear, danger, and the law? Cass R. Sunstein attacks the increasingly influential Precautionary Principle - the idea that regulators should take steps to protect against potential harms, even if causal chains are uncertain and even if we do not know that harms are likely to come to fruition. Focusing on such problems as global warming, terrorism, DDT, and genetic engineering, Professor Sunstein argues that the Precautionary Principle is incoherent. Risks exist on all sides of social situations, and precautionary steps create dangers of their own. Diverse cultures focus on very different risks, often because social influences and peer pressures accentuate some fears and reduce others. Instead of adopting the Precautionary Principle, Professor Sunstein argues for three steps: a narrow Anti-Catastrophe Principle, designed for the most serious risks; close attention to costs and benefits; and an approach called 'libertarian paternalism, ' designed to respect freedom of choice while also moving people in directions that will make their lives go better. He also shows how free societies can protect liberty amidst fears about terrorism and national security."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sunstein, Cass R
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.S86 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
John Robert Seeley lectures
Series volume
6
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk perception
  • Fear
  • Precautionary principle
  • Civil rights
Label
Laws of fear : beyond the precautionary principle, Cass R. Sunstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Precautions and paralysis -- Behind the precautionary principle -- Worst-case scenarios -- Fear as wildfire -- Reconstructing the precautionary principle -- and managing fear -- Costs and benefits -- Democracy, rights, and distribution -- Libertarian paternalism -- Fear and liberty -- A concluding note: fear and folly
Control code
56967073
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521615129
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004063437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Laws of fear : beyond the precautionary principle, Cass R. Sunstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Precautions and paralysis -- Behind the precautionary principle -- Worst-case scenarios -- Fear as wildfire -- Reconstructing the precautionary principle -- and managing fear -- Costs and benefits -- Democracy, rights, and distribution -- Libertarian paternalism -- Fear and liberty -- A concluding note: fear and folly
Control code
56967073
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521615129
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004063437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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