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The precautionary principle and the rhetoric behind it.

Adams, MD 2002, 'The precautionary principle and the rhetoric behind it.' , Journal of Risk Research, 5 (4) , pp. 301-316.

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Abstract

This paper is about understanding the rhetoric of precaution and the practice of decision-making in areas of environmental controversy. It untangles the rhetoric, as established in documented agreements referring to precaution, from the constituent ideas that embody it, as characterized by those who deliberate on its application. By analysing the ways in which the rhetoric of precaution is framed within these documents it is possible to identify different elements that make up the principle in theory. By focussing on the constituent ideas behind the precautionary principle it is possible to move forward from the stalemate of rhetoric that could become the focus of attention itself.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Risk Research
Publisher: Routledge Taylor Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1466-4461
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2007 12:53
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/478

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