ISBN-10:
052176615X
ISBN-13:
9780521766159
Pub. Date:
02/03/2011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Risk and Precaution

Risk and Precaution

by Alan Randall

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ISBN-13: 9780521766159
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alan Randall is Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Sydney, having served previously at Ohio State University for 25 years, 12 of them as department chair. He specializes in environmental economics and policy, with particular interests in environmental risk; biodiversity, habitat and environmental sustainability; environmental regulation, monitoring, and enforcement; and the benefits and costs of environmental projects and programs. His writings include Making the Environment Count: Selected Essays (Edward Elgar, 1999), Resource Economics: An Economic Approach to Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (Wiley, 1981, 1987; and Elgar, 2010 with John C. Bergstrom), and numerous journal articles. He is active in professional associations and on editorial boards, and has served on the National Research Council standing committee on human dimensions of global change and several NRC panels dealing with environmental policy issues. Professor Randall is a Fellow of three scholarly societies (the American Agricultural Economics Association, the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, and the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists), has received Ohio State University Awards for Distinguished Scholarship and Distinguished Faculty Service, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Sydney and the Norwegian University of Environment and Life Sciences.

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of boxes; Acknowledgements; Part I. The Precautionary Principle - Why So Much Fuss about Such a Simple Idea?: 1. Precaution as common sense: 'look before you leap'; 2. Commonsense precaution or paralysis of fear?; Part II. Harm and Chance - Managing Risk: 3. Harm, risk, and threat; 4. ORM - risk management as we know it; 5. Problems with ordinary risk management; Part III. Defining and Justifying a Coherent Precautionary Principle: 6. A defensible precautionary principle must withstand these challenges; 7. Toward a PP framework - evidence, threat, and remedy; 8. Threat and evidence; 9. Remedy; 10. Precaution for utilitarians?; 11. A robust and defensible precautionary principle; Part IV. Precaution in Action: 12. Precaution: from principle to policy; 13. Integrated risk management; Part V. Conclusion: 14. A role for precaution in an integrated risk management framework; References; Index.

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