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Research in Social Problems and Public Policy Vol: 7

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23 Sep 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
364 pages - 156 x 234 x 20mm
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy
Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) is a peer-reviewed series devoted to the sharpening and reshaping of scientific discourse involving the intersection of social problems and public policy. In particular, it is interested in the analysis of the potential failure of public institutions to fulfil their obligations to the broader society. 
Multidisciplinary in nature, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy presents important themes of: social/crime problems and their treatment; criminal justice; law and public policy; crime, deviance and social control; courts and diversion programs; therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution; law and society; substance use/abuse and treatment; health and society; and institutional interaction. The articles have a clear connection to the series’ main focus, lying at the confluence of social problems and public policy.  
The series emphasises the need to consider the organisationally - and institutionally - specific features, competencies and decision-making practices of social problems, whilst also providing a useful mix of theoretical, methodological, substantive and public policy issues. Additionally, it aids the establishment of working networks of academics and practitioners from across the globe.
List of contributors. Introduction. Institutional failure in environmental management: toward a fuller understanding of social problems and public policy (W.R. Freudenburg, T.I.K. Youn). Suppression and Failure in Hazard Management. Historical routes to technological gridlock: nuclear technology as prototypical vehicle (E.A.Rosa, D.L. Clark Jr.). The silenced majority: quiescence and government social control on the Oak Ridge nuclear reservation (S. Cable et al.). Lead poisoning research and public health policy in the United States (1924-1987): an analysis of institutional failure (T.H. Tsoukalas). Suppression of dissent in science (B. Martin). Failures of Political Institutions. Erasing community: institutional failures and the demise of Carver Terrace (S.M. Capek). Bureaucratic slippage in environmental agencies: the case of Wetlands regulation (N.T. Krogman). Changing the mindset? Implementing the precautionary principle in Australia (E. Fisher). The questionable success of economic growth in Pakistan (T. Niazi). Institutional failure in the US Forest Service: a historical perspective (P. Hirt). Failures of Scientific Research and Insight. How science altered one view of the forest (J.F. Franklin, K.A. Kohn). Environmental and human change in old-growth forests (N. Langston). Energy quality: the forgotten factor in theories of energy-society relationships (C. Hale). Institutional failure in agro-environmental management (S.A. Wolf, P. Nowak). Natural science, social science, and policy in resource management (D. Policansky). Conclusion. Characterizing and managing environmental and technological risks: some requirements for a new paradigm (J.F. Short Jr.).

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