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Regulatory Design for Scientific Uncertainty: Acknowledging the Diversity of Approaches in Environmental Regulation and Public Administration

Jones, Judith S


Environmental regulatory design addresses scientific uncertainty through a range of regulatory design tools. The seven approaches identified and considered in this article are termed (1) the acknowledgement of scientific uncertainty (2) the burden shifting approach (3) the 'sound science' approach (4) the consequences approach (5) the consensus approach (6) the estimation approach and (7) the adaptive management approach. Analysis of some common environmental legislative frameworks suggests...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Law
DOI: 10.1093/jel/eqm023


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