Learning from Disaster

Learning from Disaster

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Selected byChoicemagazine as an Outstanding Academic Title The 1984 legal gas leak at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, may be the most extensively studied industrial disaster in history. In a departure from earlier studies that have focused primarily on the causes of the catastrophe, Sheila Jasanoff and the contributors to this volume critically examine the consequences of the accident.Lawyers, bureaucrats, politicians, and activists in India drew different conclusions from each other, and they in turn ... the contributors to this volume add to our growing awareness of the culturally situated character of risk management policies. The essays that follow begin to bridge an unfortunate theoretical divide that has long existed between policy analysis and the ... Policy analyses such as those undertaken in this volume also offer an important vehicle for exploring how politicsanbsp;...

Title:Learning from Disaster
Author:Sheila Jasanoff
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press - 1994


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