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Author Vogel, David, 1947- author.

Title The politics of precaution : regulating health, safety, and environmental risks in Europe and the United States / David Vogel
Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 317 pages)
Contents The transatlantic shift in regulatory stringency -- Explaining regulatory policy divergence -- Food safety and agriculture -- Air pollution -- Chemicals and hazardous substances -- Consumer safety -- Public risk perceptions and the preferences of policy makers -- The law and politics of risk assessment -- Broader implications
Summary The Politics of Precaution examines the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the United States and Europe over the last five decades, explaining why America and Europe have often regulated a wide range of similar risks differently. It finds that between 1960 and 1990, American health, safety, and environmental regulations were more stringent, risk averse, comprehensive, and innovative than those adopted in Europe. But since around 1990, the book shows, global regulatory leadership has shifted to Europe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Consumer protection -- Europe
Consumer protection -- United States
Safety regulations -- Europe
Safety regulations -- United States
Public health laws -- Europe
Public health laws -- United States
Environmental policy -- Europe
Environmental policy -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Commercial Policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Consumer Behavior.
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
Consumer protection.
Environmental policy.
Public health laws.
Safety regulations.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400842568