A precautionary tale - the role of the precautionary principle in policy making for public health

Fischbacher-Smith, D. and Calman, K. (2010) A precautionary tale - the role of the precautionary principle in policy making for public health. In: Risk Communication and Public Health. Oxford University Press, pp. 197-211. ISBN 978-0-19-956284-8 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562848.003.13)

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Abstract

This chapter examines some of the issues arising from the relationship between fear and perceptions of risk, and the implications that the precautionary principle might have in shaping the conflict that ensues in risk debates. It also explores the nature of the precautionary approach in practical terms and the nature of uncertainty as a core element in the process of public health risk management.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:risk perception, precautionary principle, public health, uncertainty, risk assessment
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Denis
Authors: Fischbacher-Smith, D., and Calman, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:978-0-19-956284-8

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