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Decisions in doubt : the environment and public policy / Wade L. Robison
Bib ID 492691
Format BookBook
Author
Robison, Wade L
 
Description Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College : University Press of New England, c1994 
xii, 263 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0874516951
Series

Nelson A. Rockefeller series in social science and public policy.

Summary

Using examples from the area of waste management but touching also upon issues like the ozone layer, contaminated foodstuffs, and asbestos removal, Robison presents a new vision for rational decision making on environmental issues. But his ideas extend far beyond that arena to include other aspects of public policy. For in exploring a paradigm about how to make reasonable decisions without condemning us to inaction in the face of risks, Robison points out faults in our old policy-making methodology and offers a rationale for a decision procedure based less on certainty but more adapted and adaptive to our times.

Full contents
  • 1. Making the Best Choices
  • 2. Natural Social Artifacts
  • 3. Knowledge and Doubt
  • 4. Who Decides?
  • 5. The Options
  • 6. What Ought We to Do?
  • 7. A New Cast of Mind.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-253) and index.

Subjects Environmental policy -- United States.
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