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The Application of the Precautionary Principle in Practice: Comparative Dimensions (Hardback)
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The Application of the Precautionary Principle in Practice: Comparative Dimensions (Hardback)

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Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 19/08/2010
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This overview of the role played by the precautionary principle in international trade law, European law and national law compares how precautionary considerations have been applied in the fields of pesticide regulation and the regulation of base stations for mobile telephones in Sweden, the UK and the US. A number of problems in the current application of the precautionary principle are identified and discussed. For example, it is shown that a firm reliance on a wide and open-ended precautionary principle may lead to problems with the consistency, foreseeability, effectiveness and efficiency of measures intended to reduce environmental or health risks. It is suggested that the precautionary principle indeed may be an important tool, but that in order to be acceptable it must be coupled with strong requirements on the performance of risk assessments, cost/benefit analyses and risk trade-off analyses.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521768535
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 23 mm


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'This book has advanced our understanding of the legal scope and application of the principle and is an essential text for environmental lawyers and practitioners as well as researchers, policy makers and students with an interest in environmental and public health regulation.' Environmental Liability
'Zander's proposal hits the nail on the head.' The Cambridge Law Journal

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