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The Resource Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform, Jeb Barnes

Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform, Jeb Barnes

Label
Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform
Title
Dust-up
Title remainder
asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform
Statement of responsibility
Jeb Barnes
Title variation
Asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With this case study, Barnes (political science, U. of Southern California) analyzes the political barriers to replacing a system of asbestos litigation that is insufficient and unfair to victims and businesses, to show students in law and public policy, congressional politics, and public health courses the complexity of the US policymaking process. He explores the politics of efficiency in asbestos litigation reform following the 2004 presidential election during the 109th Congress and why the reform legislation failed. He draws on the legislative records, judicial decisions, media accounts, and participant interviews and methods like qualitative and quantitative analysis to identify patterns of governmental relations that reveal institutional constraints on improving public policy and the operation of the legal system. He traces the rise of asbestos consumption and litigation, critiques of the litigation, and the institutional response and congressional efforts to reform it. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Jeb
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF1297.A73
LC item number
B37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Products liability
  • Damages
  • Asbestos
  • Law reform
Label
Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform, Jeb Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • asbestos case and the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 79 -- The
  • asbestos case, institutional change, and the judicialization of American policymaking,
  • p. 92
  • Today's challenging legislative environment and the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 3 -- The
  • asbestos crisis in the United States,
  • p. 16
  • Asbestos litigation reform as a "likely" case for the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 49 -- The
  • puzzling politics of the Fair Act,
  • p. 56 -- The
Control code
sky232870912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 138 pages
Isbn
9781589017665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Dust-up : asbestos litigation and the failure of common sense policy reform, Jeb Barnes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-130) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • asbestos case and the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 79 -- The
  • asbestos case, institutional change, and the judicialization of American policymaking,
  • p. 92
  • Today's challenging legislative environment and the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 3 -- The
  • asbestos crisis in the United States,
  • p. 16
  • Asbestos litigation reform as a "likely" case for the politics of efficiency,
  • p. 49 -- The
  • puzzling politics of the Fair Act,
  • p. 56 -- The
Control code
sky232870912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 138 pages
Isbn
9781589017665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010041418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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