Worst Things First?
The Debate Over Risk-Based National Environmental Priorities
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Worst Things First? by Adam M. Finkel
Book DescriptionFor any government agency, the distribution of available resources among problems or programs is crucially important. Agencies, however, typically lack a self-conscious process for examining priorities, much less an explicit method for defining what priorities should be. Worst Things First? illustrates the controversy that ensues when previously implicit administrative processes are made explicit and subjected to critical examination. It reveals surprising limitations to quantitative risk assessment as an instrument for precise tuning of policy judgments. The book also demonstrates the strength of political and social forces opposing the exclusive use of risk assessment in setting environmental priorities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780915707768
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Resources for the Future Press (RFF Press)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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This volumes comes out of a symposium, sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis and the National Science Foundation, which explored practical methods and robust theories of risk communication arising from recent research in risk perception, neuroscience, and the evolutionary social sciences.
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