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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.)

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  • 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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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.

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“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)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3079-3
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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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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