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Risk and Reason: Safety, Law, and the Environment

byCass R. Sunstein

Paperback | January 12, 2004

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What should be done about airplane safety and terrorism, global warming, polluted water, nuclear power, and genetically engineered food? Decision-makers often respond to temporary fears, and the result is a situation of hysteria and neglect--and unnecessary illness and death. Risk and Reason explains the sources of these problems and explores what can be done about them. It 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 too--and protect the environment in the process. Cass R. Sunstein is the Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. Appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee on the Public Interest Obligations of Television Broadcasters. His many books include Republic.com (Princeton, 2001) and Designing Democracy (Oxford, 2001). He has worked in the United States Department of Justice and advised on law reform and constitution-making in many nations.
Cass R. Sunstein is a law professor at Harvard Law School and is the most cited law professor in the United States.
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Title:Risk and Reason: Safety, Law, and the EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:January 12, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521016258

ISBN - 13:9780521016254

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Table of Contents

1. Beyond 1970s environmentalism; 2. Thinking about risks; 3. Are the experts wrong?; 4. This month's risk (with Timur Kuran); 5. Reducing risks rationally; 6. Health-health tradeoffs; 7. The arithmetic of arsenic; 8. Of courts and law: cost-benefit default principles; 9. Cleaning the air; 10. Tools.

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"Professionals in risk assessment and risk management will find this thought-provoking book challenging." Choice