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The Resource Precautionary politics : principle and practice in confronting environmental risk, Kerry H. Whiteside

Precautionary politics : principle and practice in confronting environmental risk, Kerry H. Whiteside

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Precautionary politics : principle and practice in confronting environmental risk
Title
Precautionary politics
Title remainder
principle and practice in confronting environmental risk
Statement of responsibility
Kerry H. Whiteside
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" The precautionary principle--which holds that action to address threats of serious or irreversible environmental harm should be taken even in the absence of scientific certainty--has been accepted as a key feature of environmental law throughout the European Union. In the United States, however, it is still widely unknown, and much of what has been written on the topic takes a negative view. Precautionary Politics provides a comprehensive analysis of the precautionary principle--its origins and development, its meaning and rationale, its theoretical context, and its policy implications. Kerry Whiteside looks at the application of the principle (and the controversies it has stirred) and compares European and American attitudes toward it and toward environmental regulation in general. Too often, Whiteside argues, American critics of the precautionary principle pay insufficient attention to how the principle has been debated, refined, and elaborated elsewhere. Precautionary Politics fills this gap. Whiteside demonstrates the different responses of Europe and the United States, first by describing the controversy over genetically modified crops, and then by using this example throughout the book to illustrate application of the precautionary principle in different contexts. He contrasts the European view that new types of risk require specially adapted modes of regulation with the American method of science-based risk assessment, and argues that despite Bush administration opposition, U.S.-European convergence on precaution is possible. Finally, he looks at the ways in which participatory innovation can help produce environmentally positive results. Whiteside's systematic defense of the precautionary principle will be an important resource for students, scholars, activists, and policymakers and is particularly suitable for classroom use."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1953-
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Whiteside, Kerry H.
Dewey number
363.7
Index
index present
LC call number
GE145
LC item number
.W47 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Urban and industrial environments
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Precautionary principle
  • Political participation
Label
Precautionary politics : principle and practice in confronting environmental risk, Kerry H. Whiteside
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-178) 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
Precaution at work : the case of agricultural biotechnology -- Debating precaution -- Comparing precaution in the United States and Europe -- Precautionary theory : science, uncertainty, and political authority -- Precaution and democratic deliberation -- Conclusion : precaution and environmental social learning
Control code
65978707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780262731799
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780262232555
  • 9780262731799
Label
Precautionary politics : principle and practice in confronting environmental risk, Kerry H. Whiteside
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-178) 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
Precaution at work : the case of agricultural biotechnology -- Debating precaution -- Comparing precaution in the United States and Europe -- Precautionary theory : science, uncertainty, and political authority -- Precaution and democratic deliberation -- Conclusion : precaution and environmental social learning
Control code
65978707
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780262731799
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006044939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 9780262232555
  • 9780262731799

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