Management of Health Risks from Environment and Food: Policy and Politics of Health Risk Management in Five Countries -- Asbestos and BSE - Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries 16 (Hardback)Hajime Sato (editor)
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This book examines the policy and politics of two health risks, which have recently become prominent social issues in many countries. One is the issue of asbestos as an environmental risk to humans, and another is that of bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE), or mad cow disease as an animal disease, and of its variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as a human food risk. Employing a set of analytical frameworks in political science, each case study explores how the issues emerged, agendas got set, alternatives were chosen, and policies were implemented. Through the analysis, it is examined how safety and public reassurance were pursued in the countries studied (Japan, the UK, France the USA, and Korea). Exploration of the successes and failures in their efforts discloses the key elements to successful health risk management.
Number of pages: 387
Weight: 1640 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 2010 ed.
From the reviews:"The book is based on a huge research project entitled, 'Strategic Management of Health Risks' (2005-09), for which the editor was the chief investigator. This work was funded by the prestigious Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS). ... the audience will include policymakers and presenters as well as scientists and engineers. ... This book details both successes and failures in health risk management." (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody's Review Service, October, 2011)
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