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  1. The Politics of Asbestos

    Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest

    By Linda Waldman

    Series: Pathways to Sustainability

    Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrializing and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness,...

    Published March 17th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Reducing Disaster Risks

    Progress and Challenges in the Caribbean Region

    Edited by Ian Davis, Steve Bender, Fred Krimgold, Franklin McDonald

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Are we winning or losing the battle for safe environments? In 1984, leading disaster risk management professionals and researchers met in Jamaica for the Ocho Rios conference on Disaster Mitigation. In this collection, key experts reflect on the progress made in disaster risk reduction since that...

    Published March 14th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Integrating Science and Policy

    Vulnerability and Resilience in Global Environmental Change

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Mimi Berberian

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    As progress towards a greater knowledge in sustainability science continues, the question of how better to integrate scientific progress with actual decisions made by practitioners remains paramount. This book aims to help close the gap between science and practice. Based on a two year...

    Published February 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Rationality and Ritual

    Participation and Exclusion in Nuclear Decision-making, 2nd Edition

    By Brian Wynne

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    In Rationality and Ritual, internationally renowned expert Brian Wynne offers a profound analysis of science and technology policymaking. By focusing on an episode of major importance in Britain's nuclear history – the Windscale Inquiry, a public hearing about the future of fuel reprocessing&...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Reality of Precaution

    Comparing Risk Regulation in the United States and Europe

    By Jonathan B. Wiener, Michael D. Rogers, James K. Hammitt, Peter H. Sand

    The 'Precautionary Principle' has sparked the central controversy over European and U.S. risk regulation. The Reality of Precaution is the most comprehensive study to go beyond precaution as an abstract principle and test its reality in practice. This groundbreaking resource combines detailed case...

    Published December 7th 2010 by RFF Press

  6. The Limits to Scarcity

    Contesting the Politics of Allocation

    Edited by Lyla Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Scarcity is considered a ubiquitous feature of the human condition. It underpins much of modern economics and is widely used as an explanation for social organisation, social conflict and the resource crunch confronting humanity's survival on the planet. It is made out to be an all-pervasive fact...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Series: Environmental Hazards Series

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal...

    Published October 4th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

    Published September 28th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Smog Check

    "Science, Federalism, and the Politics of Clean Air"

    By Douglas S. Eisinger

    When federal and state governments battle over environmental regulations, whose approach should prevail? Shortly after passage of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, a controversial U.S. EPA mandate led to an intense conflict between federal regulators and California politicians. The disagreement...

    Published September 21st 2010 by RFF Press

  10. Uncertainty in Policy Making

    Values and Evidence in Complex Decisions

    By Michael Heazle

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Uncertainty in Policy Making explores how uncertainty is interpreted and used by policy makers, experts and politicians. It argues that conventional notions of rational, evidence-based policy making - hailed by governments and organisations across the world as the only way to make good policy - is...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge