The Precautionary Principle Under Fire

  title={The Precautionary Principle Under Fire},
  author={Rupert J. Read and Tim O’Riordan},
  journal={Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development},
  pages={15 - 4}
  • R. Read, T. O’Riordan
  • Published 18 August 2017
  • Political Science
  • Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development
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