Mad Cow Crisis

Mad Cow Crisis

by Edited by Scott C. Ratzan Emerson College
     
 

The announcement that BOSER might cause a fatal human disease "Creutzfeldt- Jacob disease CJD" triggered enormous media attention, public alarm and government wrangling that threatened the future of European integration.; As Scott Ratzan argues: "It is my belief that the [BOSER crisis] represents a quintessential case that will go down in history as the Exxon… See more details below

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The announcement that BOSER might cause a fatal human disease "Creutzfeldt- Jacob disease CJD" triggered enormous media attention, public alarm and government wrangling that threatened the future of European integration.; As Scott Ratzan argues: "It is my belief that the [BOSER crisis] represents a quintessential case that will go down in history as the Exxon Valdez Union Carbide's Bhopal accident, and other such cases of interdisciplinary study".; This book offers lessons learned from the crisis, with contributions from experts with different viewpoints - veterinarians, Eurocrats, public relations experts, politicians, policy- makers, journalists and representatives of the beef industry.; It also offers a compilation of the key reports from governmental bodies. as a case-study in policy-making, scientific/health discovery and dissemination of information, as well as looking at the issues from the perspective of psychology and media studies.

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These 17 contributions take a multidisciplinary approach to the mad cow crisis, discussing its history and ramifications, and offering suggestions for predicting, avoiding, and managing similar crises. An analysis of media coverage, and a chronology of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease developments, describe the crisis in terms of the public's perceptions of science. Several contributors note the need for precise communication by officials in a crisis of this type. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780203982143
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication date:
01/16/1998
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
File size:
2 MB

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