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Book review: policy making to meet public demand: air pollution and food safety in Europe and the US

Beinisch, Natalie (2012) Book review: policy making to meet public demand: air pollution and food safety in Europe and the US. LSE Review of Books (11 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. The Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States. David Vogel. Princeton University Press. April 2012.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 11:01
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/46983/

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