Bargaining with Uncertainty: Decision-Making in Public Health, Technological Safety, and Environmental Quality


How are questions of scientific uncertainty resolved in disputes among government agencies or between the government and special interest groups? In this provocative examination of decision-making, Klapp shows how regulatory decisions change in vital public areas such as technological safety, environmental quality, and public health. After examining how scientific uncertainty is used by rival government agencies, consumer/industrial groups, Congress, or the courts to attempt to change regulatory decisions, Professor Klapp contrasts the American approach with that used in France and Britain.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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