'In this era of increased economic globalisation, there is an ever urgent need to further understand how the two most important trade blocks regulate. In this seminal book, bringing together regulatory theories and insightful case studies from Europe and the United States, Prof Wiener and his editorial team have assembled a stellar cast to address the critical and at times perplexing question: which trade block is more precautionary-Europe or the United States. It is a must read for anyone interested in getting a greater grasp of the wider EU and US policy environments.' -Ragnar Lofstedt, Professor of Risk Management, King's College London.
'An outstanding contribution of original scholarship that dispels many conventional wisdoms about US and European risk regulation.' - John D. Graham, Dean, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and former Administrator, U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
'Challenging the ubiquitous claim that Europe has become 'more precautionary' than the United States, The Reality of Precaution offers the most comprehensive assessment to date of the risk regulation standards in Europe and America over the past four decades. This is a fresh and much-needed contribution to the debate over the precautionary principle across the Atlantic and beyond.' - Alberto Alemanno, Associate Professor of Law, HEC Paris, and editor of the European Journal of Risk Regulation
'The Reality of Precaution provides a nuanced, fact-based account of the various meanings and applications of the Precautionary Principle in Europe and United States. Rejecting the heated rhetoric that so often accompanies discussion of risk regulation, the editors have put together a balanced volume that ought to be essential reading for both policy analysts and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic.' - Susan Rose-Ackerman, Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School and Department of Political Science; and co-editor, Comparative Administrative Law
'Going beyond the slogans of the precautionary principle, the authors bring together all sides of the debate in the US and Europe and provide in-depth and insightful analysis of the issues. Anyone who cares about environmental policy must read this book.' - Richard D. Morgenstern, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future and former Acting Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
'The editors have woven together a complex set of ideas and interpretations on risk from the varying backgrounds the authors have, and produced a valuable tome which can be dipped into for perspectives on a wide range of precaution experiences' - Eagle Bulletin