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International Toxic Risk Management : Ideals, Interests and Implementation - Aynsley Kellow

International Toxic Risk Management

Ideals, Interests and Implementation

Paperback Published: 13th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521654692
Number Of Pages: 234

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This original and sometimes controversial book is concerned with international regulation, negotiation and policy-making in the environmental realm. In particular, it focuses on toxic chemicals, and the ways in which risk associated with hazardous substances is assessed, and the policy outcomes that result. A key assertion is that the international arena is more favourable to environment groups while the domestic arena tends to favour industry. Perhaps surprisingly, the author posits that environmental organisations such as Greenpeace, while occupying the moral highground, oversimplify complex issues. While this can help stimulate action, the author argues it can hinder the development of effective policies at the international level. Grounded in major international case studies, the book is based on research into many international agencies and takes a multidisciplinary approach.

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' ... a well-informed book, which is useful not only for those interested in chemicals control but, more generally, for everybody working on international environmental politics.' Journal of Environmental Politics

Rhetoric, risk and reality in international environmental governance
Risk, policy and toxic chemicals
Trade, environment and international policies
BINGOs and ENGOs: domestic and international arenas of power
The Basel convention
The OECD risk reduction program
Conclusion: Belling cats and international policy implementation
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ISBN: 9780521654692
ISBN-10: 0521654696
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 234
Published: 13th October 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44