Interpreting the Precautionary Principle

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Routledge, Jul 4, 2013 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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Viewed from the perspective of environmental management, this study describes the implications and applications of the precautionary principle - a theory of avoiding risk even when its likelihood seems remote. This principle has been employed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the North Atlantic Convention, yet it is not widely understood. This study examines the history and context of the principle, and its applications to law, governmental policies, business and investment, scientific research and international relations.

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Part I History and Context of the Precautionary Principle
Part II Implications for Science
Part III Implications for Management
Part IV The International Dimension
Part V The Future

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Timothy O'Riordan is Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Tom Cheshire received his BA in Classics at Cambridge University. He is the deputy editor of the UK edition of "Wired" and has written several cover stories. His work has also appeared in "GQ, Italia, Conde Nast Traveler, "and on BBC2. He lives in London.

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