The Mad Cow Crisis: Health and the Public Good

The Mad Cow Crisis: Health and the Public Good

by Scott C. Ratzan
ISBN-10:
1857288289
ISBN-13:
9781857288285
Pub. Date:
10/01/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
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The Mad Cow Crisis: Health and the Public Good

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: 9781857288285
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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