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Worst Things First?: The Debate over Risk-Based National Environmental Priorities
By Adam M. Finkel (editor) and Dominic Golding (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Resources for the Future
Publication date January 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780915707768
ISBN-10 0915707764
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.30 lbs.
Original list price $57.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: For any government agency, the distribution of available resources among problems or programs is crucially important. Agencies, however, typically lack a self-conscious process for examining priorities, much less an explicit method for defining what priorities should be. Worst Things First? illustrates the controversy that ensues when previously implicit administrative processes are made explicit and subjected to critical examination. It reveals surprising limitations to quantitative risk assessment as an instrument for precise tuning of policy judgments. The book also demonstrates the strength of political and social forces opposing the exclusive use of risk assessment in setting environmental priorities.

from Resources for the Future (December 1, 1994)
9780915707744 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $55.00
About: Momentum is growing to improve the haphazard way in which America's environmental priorities are determined.
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Reissue edition from Resources for the Future (January 1, 1996)
9780915707768 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $57.95
About: For any government agency, the distribution of available resources among problems or programs is crucially important.

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