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Uncertain safety : allocating responsibilities for safety


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Corporate Editor The Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR)
Abstract Flood prevention, food safety, transport of hazardous materials, infectious diseases, the risks posed by new technologies, and many other threats to public health and the environment call for ongoing public alertness. However, the ways in which these safety risks are currently assessed and managed fall short of addressing the uncertainties of future threats. The contributors to this essential volume argue that in order to ensure future-proof safety policies, we should be adopting a new paradigm, one based on the precautionary principle: i.e. the notion that the vulnerability of humans, society and the natural environment requires a proactive approach to uncertainties. In this vital report, the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy outlines ways to embody this principle in both private and public law and in various institutional arrangements.
Keywords security policy; disaster; natural disaster; crisis management (econ., pol.); environment crisis; risk; security; risk research; civil law; public law; institutional factors
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology; Special areas of Departmental Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Publisher Amsterdam Univ. Press
City Amsterdam
Page/Pages 178 p.
Series WRR-Report, 82
ISBN 978-90-8964-181-6
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works