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Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World

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

210 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1999

Law and Legal Studies: General Legal Studies

Political Science: Public Policy

Table of Contents

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

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