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Averting Catastrophe: Strategies For Regulating Risky Technologies

by Joseph G. Morone And Edward J. Woodhouse

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The Los Angeles Times
"In a world that is largely defined by high technologies, it is essential to know which of those technologies is risky and how serious the risks are. . . . The authors make perceptive observations, distill important lessons and offer sensible recommendations for future policies and institutional structures."

William W. Lowrance, The Scientist
"The cases are presented evenhandedly and in straightforward language. General audiences will find them readable, and technical readers will benefit from being led through them in calm recollection."

Dudley J. Burton, Political Science Quarterly Review
"Well-written, concise, and accessible."

Book Description
Chernobyl, Bhopal, and Love Canal are symbols of the potentially catastrophic risks that go hand in hand with much modern technology. This volume is a non-partisan study of the imperfect but steadily developing system for containing the risks of such technologies as chemicals, nuclear power, and genetic engineering.

About the Author
Joseph G. Morone and Edward J. Woodhouse both teach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York.



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