Doubt is Their Product (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
384
Utgivningsdatum
2008-05-01
Förlag
OUP USA
Illustrationer
10 illustrations
Dimensioner
243 x 160 x 23 mm
Vikt
680 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
56:B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Gray Cloth w/Jacket on White w/Gloss Lam
ISBN
9780195300673

Doubt is Their Product

How industry's assault on science threatens your health

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2008-05-01
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Polluters and those who manufacture dangerous products often oppose public health and environmental regulation through a strategy of 'manufacturing uncertainty', or questioning the validity of scientific evidence on which the regulation is based. The success of this strategy has encouraged opponents of regulation to advocate for formal regulatory and legal structures that magnify uncertainty through the piece-by-piece examination of scientific evidence, rather than the weight-of-the-evidence approach.
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Introduction: "Sound Science" or "Sounds Like Science?"; 1. "Doubt Is Our Product"; 2. Waiting for the Body Count; 3. America Demands Protection; 4. Why our Children are Smarter Than We Are; 5. The Enronization of Science; 6. Tricks of the Trade: How Mercenary Scientists Mislead You; 7. Defending Secondhand Smoke; 8. Still Waiting for the Body Count; 9. Chrome-Plated Mischief; 10. OSHA Gives Up; 11. Defending the Taxicab Standard; 12. The Country has a Drug Problem; 13. Daubert: The Most Influential Supreme Court Ruling You've Never Heard Of; 14. The Institutionalization of Uncertainty; 15. The Bush Administration's Political Science; 16. Making Peace with the Past; 17. Four Ways to Make the Courts Count; 18. Sarbanes-Oxley for Science: A Dozen Ways to Improve Our Regulatory System