In defence of the precautionary principle: Commentary

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    Abstract

    The precautionary principle (PP) is thought by many to be a useful strategy for action but by many others as useless at best and incoherent at worst. It is particularly popular in Europe where it is enshrined in regulations and advocated in policy documents, especially in environmental and health areas. In the United States it is less popular (although it has been argued that U.S. reaction to the terrorist threat is a clear instance of an application of the PP.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)12-17
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Technology and Society Magazine
    Volume31
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

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