Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation

Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation

by Thomas O. McGarity, Sidney A. Shapiro, David Bollier, Environmental Law Institute Staff
     
 

Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation explores regulatory cost-benefit analysis, quantitative risk assessment, the monetization of intangible values, comparative risk assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis, and related sub-disciplines. By explaining the arguments advanced by supporters of these tools, and

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Sophisticated Sabotage: The Intellectual Games Used to Subvert Responsible Regulation explores regulatory cost-benefit analysis, quantitative risk assessment, the monetization of intangible values, comparative risk assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis, and related sub-disciplines. By explaining the arguments advanced by supporters of these tools, and discussing contrary views through short excerpts from the literature, Sophisticated Sabotage describes how dubious risk assessment and economic models have come to dominate regulatory decisionmaking and now stymie urgently needed health, safety and environmental protections. Each excerpt is thoroughly explained and previewed. Each chapter concludes with an extensive annotated listing of further readings. The authors are leading experts in administrative and environmental law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585760824
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Pages:
265
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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