Title

Book review. The precautionary principle in practice

RIS ID

15590

Publication Details

Gullett, W, Book Review. The precautionary principle in practice, Rural Society, 16(2), 2006, 218-219.

Abstract

Since 1992, when the precautionary principle reached centre stage in environmental discourse at the Rio Earth Summit, the literature on the principle has increased exponentially. The literature’s two main streams reflect the principle’s application in the fields of environmental management and public health. In the former field, the principle has generally been an issue either in approval processes for project developments or in management arrangements for the exploitation of natural resources.