Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries

Management of Health Risks from Environment and Food

Policy and Politics of Health Risk Management in Five Countries -- Asbestos and BSE

Editors: Sato, Hajime (Ed.)

  • Covers important topics with widespread implications
  • Presents ten cases on health risk management
  • History of asbestos regulation in six countries is explored - Japan, UK, France, US, Korea and Malaysia
  • Explores the BSE issue in four countries - Japan, UK, France and US
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About this book

This book examines the policy and politics of two health risks, which have recently become prominent social issues in many countries. One is the issue of asbestos as an environmental risk to humans, and another is that of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease as an animal disease, and of its variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) as a human food risk. Employing a set of analytical frameworks in political science, each case study explores how the issues emerged, agendas got set, alternatives were chosen, and policies were implemented. Through the analysis, it is examined how safety and public reassurance were pursued in the countries studied (Japan, the UK, France the USA, and Korea).

Exploration of the successes and failures in their efforts discloses the key elements to successful health risk management.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is based on a huge research project entitled, ‘Strategic Management of Health Risks’ (2005-09), for which the editor was the chief investigator. This work was funded by the prestigious Alliance for Global Sustainability (AGS). … the audience will include policymakers and presenters as well as scientists and engineers. … This book details both successes and failures in health risk management.” (J. Thomas Pierce, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2011)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Policies and Politics of Health Risk Management

    Sato, Hajime

    Pages 3-26

  • Development of Asbestos Regulation in Japan: Incremental Policy Making and Crisis Politics

    Sato, Hajime

    Pages 29-61

  • Emergence of Asbestos-related Health Issues and Development of Regulatory Policy in the UK

    Webster, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 63-100

  • Development of Asbestos Regulation in France: Policy Making Under Uncertainty and Precautionary Principle

    Reber, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 101-126

  • Asbestos in the United States

    Campbell, Rose (et al.)

    Pages 127-166

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3028-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-3027-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3079-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Health Risks from Environment and Food
Book Subtitle
Policy and Politics of Health Risk Management in Five Countries -- Asbestos and BSE
Editors
  • Hajime Sato
Series Title
Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3028-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3028-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3027-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3079-3
Series ISSN
1571-4780
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 387
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