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Main Title Risk and reason : safety, law, and the environment /
Author Sunstein, Cass R.
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 48943694
ISBN 0521791995; 9780521791991; 0521016258; 9780521016254
Subjects Risk management ; Risk assessment ; Decision making ; Analyse des risques ; Protection de l'environnement ; Principe de prcaution ; Risques sanitaires ; Réglementation ; Analyse coãut-bénéfice ; Etats-Unis d'Amérique ; Milieurisico's ; Kosten-batenanalyse ; Risicoanalyse ; Besluitvorming
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EKBM  HD61.S86 2002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 03/14/2003
Collation x, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Beyond 1970s environmentalism -- Thinking about risks -- Are the experts wrong? -- This month's risk (with Timur Kuran) -- Reducing risks rationally -- Health-health tradeoffs -- The arithmetic of arsenic -- Of courts and law: cost-benefit default principles -- Cleaning the air -- Tools. "Risk and Reason shows how individual thinking and social interactions lead us in foolish directions. Offering sound proposals for social reform, it explains how a more sensible system of risk regulation, embodied in the idea of a cost-benefit state, could save many thousands of lives and many billions of dollars - and protect the environment in the process."--Jacket.