Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle

Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle

by Cass R. Sunstein
     
 

A major statement from one of the most influential political and legal theorists writing today.See more details below

Overview

A major statement from one of the most influential political and legal theorists writing today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521848237
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Seeley Lectures Series, #6
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Problems: 1. Precautions and paralysis; 2. Behind the precautionary principle; 3. Worst case scenarios; 4. Fear as wildfire; Part II. Solutions: 5. Reconstructing the precautionary principle - and managing fear; 6. Costs and benefits; 7. Democracy, rights, and distribution; 8. Libertarian paternalism with Richard Thaler; 9. Fear and liberty; A concluding note: fear and folly; Index.

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