ISBN-10:
0262232553
ISBN-13:
9780262232555
Pub. Date:
10/06/2006
Publisher:
MIT Press
Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk

Precautionary Politics: Principle and Practice in Confronting Environmental Risk

by Kerry H Whiteside, Robert Gottlieb

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ISBN-13: 9780262232555
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/06/2006
Series: Urban and Industrial Environments
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,225,158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kerry H. Whiteside is Clair R. McCollough Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College. He is the author of Divided Natures: French Contributions to Political Ecology (MIT Press, 2002).

Robert Gottlieb is Emeritus Professor of Urban & Environmental Policy and founder and former Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author of Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press) and other books.

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Jan Mazurek

This book clearly, cogently, and in meticulous fashion demonstrates how to build a common vernacular between the U.S. and the E.U. around the precautionary principle. In so doing, it provides a forceful indictment of those authors who have largely dismissed the concept in favor of risk-benefit analysis. This makes it an original and welcome addition to the literature.

Carolyn Raffensperger

What a concept—a book on environmental ethics that is actually useful for policymakers and activists. This nourishing book satisfies a hunger for big ideas, fuel for the essential environmental work that we must do for the sake of future generations. Precautionary Politics reaches deep, but its readership should stretch far and wide.

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This book clearly, cogently, and in meticulous fashion demonstrates how to build a common vernacular between the U.S. and the E.U. around the precautionary principle. In so doing, it provides a forceful indictment of those authors who have largely dismissed the concept in favor of risk-benefit analysis. This makes it an original and welcome addition to the literature.

Jan Mazurek, Director, Energy & Environment Project, Progressive Policy Institute

What a concept—a book on environmental ethics that is actually useful for policymakers and activists. This nourishing book satisfies a hunger for big ideas, fuel for the essential environmental work that we must do for the sake of future generations. Precautionary Politics reaches deep, but its readership should stretch far and wide.

Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network

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What a concept—a book on environmental ethics that is actually useful for policymakers and activists. This nourishing book satisfies a hunger for big ideas, fuel for the essential environmental work that we must do for the sake of future generations. Precautionary Politics reaches deep, but its readership should stretch far and wide.

Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director, Science and Environmental Health Network

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