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Eco-pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World / Edition 2
     

Eco-pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World / Edition 2

by Daniel A. Farber
 

ISBN-10: 0226238067

ISBN-13: 9780226238067

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Eco-pragmatism takes on the most critical controversies in environmental law today: how to weigh economic costs against environmental quality and human life, how to assess the long time horizons of environmental problems, and how to make appropriate decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty about the scope of environmental problems.

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Overview

Eco-pragmatism takes on the most critical controversies in environmental law today: how to weigh economic costs against environmental quality and human life, how to assess the long time horizons of environmental problems, and how to make appropriate decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty about the scope of environmental problems.

"A comprehensive well-argued effort to address many of the most difficult issues facing legislators concerned with environmental issues."—Stephen P. Adamian, Boston Book Review

"A timely and well-argued contribution."—Calestous Juma, Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226238067
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
1
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A Case of Uncertainty
2. Economics versus Politics
3. The Risk Dilemma
4. An Environmental Baseline
5. The Shadow of the Future
6. Dynamic Environmental Regulation
Conclusion
Index

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