Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle / Edition 1

Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521615127
ISBN-13:
9780521615129
Pub. Date:
06/28/2005
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Select a Purchase Option (New Edition)
  • purchase options
    $29.32 $35.99 Save 19% Current price is $29.32, Original price is $35.99. You Save 19%.
  • purchase options
    $19.99 $35.99 Save 44% Current price is $19.99, Original price is $35.99. You Save 44%.
    icon-error
    Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.
  • purchase options

Overview

Laws of Fear: Beyond the Precautionary Principle / Edition 1

This book is about the complex relationship between fear, danger, and the law. Cass Sunstein argues that the precautionary principle is incoherent and potentially paralyzing, as risks exist on all sides of social situations and there is no 'general' precautionary principle as such. His insight into The Laws of Fear represents a major statement for the contemporary world from one of the most influential political and legal theorists writing today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521615129
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/28/2005
Series: Seeley Lectures Series , #6
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,104,657
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Problems: 1. Precautions and paralysis; 2. Behind the precautionary principle; 3. Worst case scenarios; 4. Fear as wildfire; Part II. Solutions: 5. Reconstructing the precautionary principle - and managing fear; 6. Costs and benefits; 7. Democracy, rights, and distribution; 8. Libertarian paternalism with Richard Thaler; 9. Fear and liberty; A concluding note: fear and folly; Index.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews