By Judith S. Jones, Rene Von Schomberg

ISBN-10: 1845427025

ISBN-13: 9781845427023

ISBN-10: 1847201679

ISBN-13: 9781847201676

This difficult booklet takes a huge and thought-provoking examine the precautionary precept and its implementation, or strength implementation, in a few fields. specifically, the essays in the booklet discover the demanding situations confronted by way of public decision-making techniques whilst making use of the precautionary precept, together with its position in hazard administration and probability overview. Frameworks for stronger choice making are thought of, via an in depth research of potential functions of the precautionary precept in a couple of rising fields together with: nanotechnology, weather swap, traditional source administration and public overall healthiness coverage. The research is either coherent and interdisciplinary, applying views from legislations, the social sciences and public coverage in an effort to enhancing either the legitimacy and effectiveness of public coverage at nationwide and overseas degrees. Bringing jointly authors from either coverage making and academia and from a variety of disciplines and jurisdictions, this e-book might be of curiosity to educational students attracted to environmental coverage, legislations and politics.

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1984), The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search for an Ethics of the Technological Age, Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Kahn-Freund, O. (1974), ‘On use and misuse of comparative law’, Modern Law Review, 37, 1–27. Klinke, A. and O. Renn (2002), ‘A new approach to risk evaluation and management: risk-based, precaution based, and discourse based strategies’, Risk Analysis, 22, 1071–94. Levidow, L. (2001), ‘Precautionary uncertainty: regulating GM crops in Europe’, Social Studies of Science, 31, 842–74.

The first relates to ‘hypothetical effects and imaginary risk’. A conjectural approach which involves the identification of a purely hypothetical risk cannot be considered as an invocation of the precautionary principle. Both the EC guidelines on the precautionary principle and the ruling of the European Court of Justice (T70/99 for example) exclude such situations and confirm that any invocation of the precautionary principle should start with a scientific examination of the issue. It involves a mapping or identification of the possible adverse effects and is subsequently followed by a risk assessment.

Kahn-Freund, O. (1974), ‘On use and misuse of comparative law’, Modern Law Review, 37, 1–27. Klinke, A. and O. Renn (2002), ‘A new approach to risk evaluation and management: risk-based, precaution based, and discourse based strategies’, Risk Analysis, 22, 1071–94. Levidow, L. (2001), ‘Precautionary uncertainty: regulating GM crops in Europe’, Social Studies of Science, 31, 842–74. Majone, G. (2002), ‘What price safety? The precautionary principle and its policy implications’, Journal of Common Market Studies, 40, 89–109.

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