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Book review: the politics of precaution: regulating health, safety, and environmental risks in Europe and the United States

Beinisch, Natalie (2012) Book review: the politics of precaution: regulating health, safety, and environmental risks in Europe and the United States. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Jul 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The Politics of Precaution 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 range of similar risks differently. It finds that between 1960 and 1990, American health, safety, and environmental regulations were more stringent, risk averse, comprehensive, and innovative than those adopted in Europe. But since around 1990, the book shows, global regulatory leadership has shifted to Europe. What explains this striking reversal? Natalie Beinisch finds out.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 11:11
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46117/

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