Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226238067 Published May 1999
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226238074 Published May 2000

Eco-pragmatism

Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World

Daniel A. Farber

Eco-pragmatism
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Daniel A. Farber

210 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1999
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9780226238067 Published May 1999
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226238074 Published May 2000
Eco-pragmatism takes on the most critical controversies in environmental law today: how to weigh economic costs against environmental quality and human life, how to assess the long time horizons of environmental problems, and how to make appropriate decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty about the scope of environmental problems.

"A comprehensive well-argued effort to address many of the most difficult issues facing legislators concerned with environmental issues."—Stephen P. Adamian, Boston Book Review

"A timely and well-argued contribution."—Calestous Juma, Nature
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. A Case of Uncertainty
2. Economics versus Politics
3. The Risk Dilemma
4. An Environmental Baseline
5. The Shadow of the Future
6. Dynamic Environmental Regulation
Conclusion
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
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