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Risk and Reason. Safety, Law, and the Environment (букинист)

Risk and Reason. Safety, Law, and the Environment (букинист)
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Формат книги: крупный, 15.7 на 23.3 см

Страниц: 342

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ISBN: 0-521-79199-5

Код: 24322


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What should be done about airplane safety and terrorism, global warming, polluted water, nuclear power, and genetically engineered food? All over the globe, risks to safety, health, and the environment are a subject of intense interest. Unfortunately, too much of the time we fear the wrong things. Sometimes we make the situation even worse. Rather than investigating the facts, we respond to temporary fears. 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 — and protect the environment in the process.

Cass R. Sunstein is the Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He has written many books, the most recent of which are Republic.com and Designing Democracy. Professor Sunstein has worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, advised on law reform and constitution-making in many nations, and testified before Congress on numerous questions, often involving environmental protection and regulation of risk. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has won many awards, including the Goldsmith Book Prize and the award for the best scholarship in administrative law from the American Bar Association (three times).

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