The Precautionary Principle

@inproceedings{Balint2011ThePP,
  title={The Precautionary Principle},
  author={Peter J. Balint and Ronald E. Stewart and Anand Desai and Lawrence C. Walters},
  year={2011}
}
Wicked environmental problems are characterized by scientific uncertainty, deep public disagreement over desired states and preferred outcomes, the impossibility of finding an optimal solution, and the requirement that despite these unknowns and conflicts the responsible decision maker must act (Allen and Gould 1986). In these conditions, public managers—whether or not they recognize that they face a wicked problem—often respond by applying such strategies as the precautionary principle… Expand
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