Precaution in a Multi-Risk World

  title={Precaution in a Multi-Risk World},
  author={Jonathan Baert Wiener},
Heads up: the "Precautionary Principle" is coming to a law near you. It aspires to answer a timeless question: how should society in general, and regulatory authorities in particular, respond to uncertain risks? This chapter addresses the normative and positive implications of adopting the Precautionary Principle. Whereas many analyses have compared precautionary versus reactive regulatory strategies as applied to individual risks taken one at a time, this chapter examines precaution in a world… Expand
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