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The Application of the Precautionary Principle in Practice
Comparative Dimensions

$129.00 (C)

  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768535

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  • A topical overview of the legal definition of the precautionary principle, notably in relation both to European Community law and to international law, with special reference in the latter to the WTO regime and international environmental law. The author then goes on to offer a more detailed study of its application within three specific regulatory regimes within the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden.

    • Examines the application of the precautionary principle in WTO law, EU law and three national legal systems, giving an overview of its role on the international, European and national levels
    • Explores whether the precautionary principle has been applied rationally and consistently in a number of policy fields in Sweden, the UK and the USA
    • Argues that the application of cost/benefit risk trade-off analysis will improve the application of the precautionary principle and provides suggestions for how the principle can be used in a more effective, efficient and legally certain fashion
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This book has advanced our understanding of the legal scope and application of the principle and is an essential text for environmental lawyers and practitioners as well as researchers, policy makers and students with an interest in environmental and public health regulation.' Environmental Liability

    'Zander's proposal hits the nail on the head.' The Cambridge Law Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768535
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 158 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Risk and uncertainty: basic concepts and tools for the application of the precautionary principle
    3. The precautionary principle in international law
    4. The precautionary principle in EC law
    5. The precautionary principle in Sweden
    6. The precautionary principle in the United Kingdom
    7. The precautionary principle in the United States
    8. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Joakim Zander, EU Chemicals Agency
    Dr Joakim Zander is currently responsible for the free movement of goods and services at the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels. He has previously worked as a legal officer in DG Enterprise of the European Commission and as a political assistant in the European Parliament. He holds a PhD in law from Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and a Master of Laws degree (juris kandidat) from Uppsala University, Sweden.

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