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ISBN-13: 9780739190678
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jason Scott Johnston is the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law and the Nicholas E. Chimicles Research Professor in Business Law and Regulation, University of Virginia School of Law.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction by Jason Scott Johnston
PART I. Institutions for Climate Science Assessment
Chapter 2: The Cost of Cartelization: The IPCC Process and the Crisis of Credibility in Climate Science by Jason Scott Johnson
Chapter 3: Adversarial versus consensus Processes for assessing scientific evidence: Should the IPCC operate more like a courtroom?
by Ross McKitrick
Part II. Taxonomy and Endangered Species Regulation
Chapter 4: On The Origin Of Specious Species by Rob Roy Ramey II
Chapter 5: Politics and Science in Endangered Species by Katrina Miriam Wyman
Part III. Reforming the Role of Science in Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulation
Chapter 6: Reconciling the Scientific & Regulatory Timetables by James W. Conrad, Jr.
Chapter 7: Improving the Use of Science to Inform Environmental Regulation by Susan E. Dudley & George M. Gray
Chapter 8: A Return to Expertise?: A Proposal for an Institute of Scientific Assessments by Gary E. Marchant

What People are Saying About This

John D. Graham

A powerful and disturbing account of the biases and uncertainties in regulatory science. Fortunately, the authors offer promising reforms to buttress the integrity of science in the midst of the politics of rulemaking.

Cary Coglianese

Provocative and timely, Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science raises crucial questions for anyone interested in science and public policy. In the abstract, everyone agrees that legitimate policy making depends on both credible science as well as on political and moral judgment. But in practice, as the cases in this book engagingly show, the challenge lies in discerning the appropriate roles for science and politics – and then keeping each in their respective places. Few challenges are more central to contemporary regulatory policy over matters as varied as climate change, biodiversity, and toxic pollution.

Randall Lutter

Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science is essential reading for people interested in how institutions affect regulatory agencies’ abilities to make decisions based on objective interpretations of scientific evidence of risks to health, safety or the environment.

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