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Earthscan Risk in Society


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The Earthscan Risk in Society series publishes high quality research, teaching, practical and policy- related books on topics that address risk analysis, risk assessment, risk perception, risk management, uncertainty and decision-making in society. Professor Ragnar Lofstedt is the series editor and the series has published highly influential authors in the field of risk, including Ortwin Renn, Baruch Fischhoff and Paul Slovic.

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Facility Siting Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

Facility Siting: Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

1st Edition

Edited By Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt
February 29, 2016

From dams to landfill sites, and power plants to radioactive waste repositories, the siting of facilities is a veritable minefield of conflicts involving industry, planners, authorities, NGOs and citizens. This penetrating volume examines risk, power and identity in contests over the siting of ...

The Spatial Dimension of Risk How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

1st Edition

Edited By Detlef Müller-Mahn
May 21, 2015

Through its exploration of the spatial dimension of risk, this book offers a brand new approach to theorizing risk, and significant improvements in how to manage, tolerate and take risks. A broad range of risks are examined, including natural hazards, climate change, political violence, and ...

Anthropology and Risk

Anthropology and Risk

1st Edition

By Asa Boholm
April 28, 2015

Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in...

The Ethics of Technological Risk

The Ethics of Technological Risk

1st Edition

Edited By Lotte Asveld, Sabine Roeser
September 11, 2014

'A comprehensive and important collection that includes essays by some of the leading figures in the field. ...Essential reading for anyone interested in risk assessment.' Professor Kristin Shrader-Frechette, University of Notre Dame 'The editors are to be congratulated for bringing together a ...

Trust in Cooperative Risk Management Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

1st Edition

By Timothy C. Earle, Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher
April 10, 2014

Trust is an important factor in risk management, affecting judgements of risk and benefit, technology acceptance and other forms of cooperation. In this book the world?s leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication. Drawing on a wide ...

Public Safety and Risk Assessment Improving Decision Making

Public Safety and Risk Assessment: Improving Decision Making

1st Edition

By David J. Ball, Laurence Ball-King
November 09, 2011

This book aims to encourage a more reflective, multidisciplinary approach to public safety, and the 'reenfranchisement' of those affected by this new phenomenon. Over the past decade health and safety has become a major issue of public interest. There are countless stories of health and safety ...

Transboundary Risk Governance

Transboundary Risk Governance

1st Edition

By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla
December 11, 2013

Governing environmental risk, particularly large-scale transboundary risks associated with climate change and pollution, is one of the most pressing problems facing society . This book focuses on a set of key questions relating to environmental regulation: How are activities regulated in a ...

Calculating Political Risk

Calculating Political Risk

1st Edition

By Catherine Althaus
November 18, 2008

Calculating Political Risk is rich and illuminating, and much more than a political science treatise. Althaus draws on diverse literature, extensive interviews and intriguing case studies to offer interdisciplinary, practical and nuanced insight. This book provides new perspectives and more precise...

Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action

Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action

1st Edition

By Carlo C. Jaeger, Thomas Webler, Eugene A. Rosa, Ortwin Renn
January 01, 2001

Risk as we now know it is a wholly new phenomenon, the by-product of our ever more complex and powerful technologies. In business, policy making, and in everyday life, it demands a new way of looking at technological and environmental uncertainty. In this definitive volume, four of the world's ...

Effective Risk Communication

Effective Risk Communication

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III
October 03, 2013

There are two questions often asked of risk communication: what has been learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward? Drawing on the experience of leading risk researchers and practitioners, Effective Risk Communication focuses on answering these questions. The book draws ...

Judgment and Decision Making

Judgment and Decision Making

1st Edition

By Baruch Fischhoff
February 10, 2012

Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples (psychology, economics, statistics, decision theory, management science). It employs both empirical methods, to study how decisions are ...

Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

1st Edition

By Baruch Fischhoff
February 08, 2012

The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One is ensuring effective two-way communication between technical experts and the lay public, so that risk analyses address ...

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