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Democracy and the Precautionary Principle (Draft -- July 2002; MS Word format)

Publication Date:

July 13, 2002


This paper looks at democracy, civic participation and the precautionary principle. Based on "best practices" from Europe and the U.S., this paper describes many ways in which community activists and local governments can increase civic participation and make decision-making more democratic.

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