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Green States and Social Movements: Environmentalism in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Norway

John S. Dryzek, David Downes, Christian Hunold, David Schlosberg, and Hans-Kristian Hernes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249022
eISBN:
9780191599095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249024.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Social movements take shape in relation to the kind of state they face, while, over time, states are transformed by the movements they both incorporate and resist. Social movements are central to ... More


The Transatlantic Shift in Regulatory Stringency

David Vogel

in The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691124162
eISBN:
9781400842568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691124162.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how within political systems, there are important linkages among many health, safety, and environmental risk regulations. Their public issue life cycles overlap and they often ... More


Communication About Persistent Environmental Risks: Problems of Knowledge Exchange and Potential of Participative Techniques

Sara Fuller, Karen Bickerstaff, Fu-Meng Khaw, and Sarah Curtis

in Risk Communication and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199562848
eISBN:
9780191722523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.17
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews research on the potential for knowledge exchange and participative approaches in making risk communication more effective. It focuses particularly on examples of communication ... More


The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States

David Vogel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691124162
eISBN:
9781400842568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691124162.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This book examines the politics of consumer and environmental risk regulation in the United States and Europe over the last five decades, explaining why America and Europe have often regulated a wide ... More


Environmental Risk: New Approaches Needed to Address Twenty-First Century Challenges

Michael E. Kraft

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The concept of environmental risk is pervasive in contemporary environmental policy, and there are legions of experts, within and outside of government, who conduct, communicate, interpret, and ... More


 Private Science, Public Injury

Kristin Shrader‐Frechette

in Taking Action, Saving Lives: Our Duties to Protect Environmental and Public Health

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325461
eISBN:
9780199869275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325461.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins by explaining why the complexity of health-related science often makes it susceptible to manipulation. It then shows what some special interests do when they literally “buy” ... More


Risk Management

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines the principles of risk management. Topics discussed include risk evaluation, factors affecting the perception and acceptance of risk, prevention and control of exposure to ... More


A Biologic Approach to Environmental Assessment and Epidemiology

Thomas J. Smith and David Kriebel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195141566
eISBN:
9780199872145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195141566.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Environmental chemical hazards are a highly contentious topic in modern life. Nearly every nation on earth has faced its own environmental crises, and also shares perspectives on the possibility of ... More


Risk Assessment

Annalee Yassi, Tord Kjellström, Theo de Kok, and Tee L. Guidotti

in Basic Environmental Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195135589
eISBN:
9780199864102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195135589.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter lays out the basic approach to risk assessment. Topics discussed include epidemiological methods, hazard identification in the field, the relationship between dose and health outcome, ... More


Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Concepts are thought categories through which we apprehend the world; they enable, but also constrain, reasoning and debate and serve as building blocks for more elaborate arguments. This book traces ... More


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