Mad Cow Crisis: Health And The Public Good / Edition 1

Mad Cow Crisis: Health And The Public Good / Edition 1

by Scott Ratzan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1857288122

ISBN-13: 9781857288124

Pub. Date: 01/16/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857288124
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/16/1998
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IScientific/Historical Perspectives7
Ch. 1BSE: A Veterinary History9
Ch. 2Transmissibility of BSE Across Species15
Ch. 3Sheep to Cows to Man: A History of TSEs26
Ch. 4Can the Spread of BSE and CJD be Predicted?35
Ch. 5Chronic Uncertainty and BSE Communications: Lessons from (and Limits of) Decision Theory51
Pt. IIPolitics as Health63
Ch. 6BSE and CJD: Recent Developments65
Ch. 7Mad Cows and Englishmen86
Ch. 8BSE: A Tragedy is Public Health in Reverse91
Ch. 9The Politics of BSE: Negotiating the Public's Health95
Ch. 10Protecting Health: Can the UK do Better?111
Pt. IIIUnderstanding the Crisis117
Ch. 11Madness, Metaphors and Miscommunication: The Rhetorical Life of Mad Cow Disease119
Ch. 12Media Coverage of the Mad Cow Issue
iIntroduction131
iiAn Analysis of Media Coverage of the BSE Crisis in Britain138
iiiAn Analysis of Media Coverage of the BSE Crisis in the United States153
Pt. IVLessons and Possibilities167
Ch. 13Avoiding, Averting and Managing Crisis: A Checklist for the Future169
Ch. 14Farming with Nature: A Solutions-Oriented Strategy175
Ch. 15Strategies for Attaining Public Health182
Appendices209
Afterword234
Notes on Contributors237
Index241

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