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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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Global Environmental Risk

Global Environmental Risk

1st Edition

By Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson
July 01, 2001

Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to register a destructive toll on the planetary environment. At root, research on global environmental risk seeks new pathways for reversing ...

Hazards Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

Hazards Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

1st Edition

By Susan L. Cutter
June 01, 2006

From Hurricane Katrina and the south Asian tsunami to human-induced atrocities, terrorist attacks and the looming effects of climate change, the world is assailed by both natural and unnatural hazards and disasters. These expose not only human vulnerability - particularly that of the poorest, who ...

Social Contours of Risk Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social

Social Contours of Risk: Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social

1st Edition

By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson
April 01, 2005

We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes I and II, two of the world's leading and most ...

Foresight in Action Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

Foresight in Action: Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

1st Edition

Edited By Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits
September 29, 2010

Assessing the future is vital in informing public policy decisions. One of the most widespread approaches is the development of scenarios, which are alternative hypothetical futures. Research has indicated, however, that the reality of how professionals go about employing scenarios is often starkly...

The Feeling of Risk New Perspectives on Risk Perception

The Feeling of Risk: New Perspectives on Risk Perception

1st Edition

By Paul Slovic
September 03, 2010

The Feeling of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, to describe the extension of risk perception research into the first decade of this new century. In this collection of important works, Paul Slovic explores the conception of 'risk as ...

Uncertainty and Risk Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Gabriele Bammer, Michael Smithson
July 16, 2009

�This is a major, and deeply thoughtful, contribution to understanding uncertainty and risk. Our world and its unprecedented challenges need such ways of thinking! Much more than a set of contributions from different disciplines, this book leads you to explore your own way of perceiving your own ...

The Tolerability of Risk A New Framework for Risk Management

The Tolerability of Risk: A New Framework for Risk Management

1st Edition

Edited By Frederic Bouder, David Slavin, Ragnar E. Lofstedt
May 26, 2009

There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated, leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result, academics, government officials and industry leaders are calling for new approaches and fresh ideas. This book provides a historical and ...

Risk Management in Post-Trust Societies

Risk Management in Post-Trust Societies

1st Edition

Edited By Ragnar E. Lofstedt
December 16, 2008

�A thought-provoking and invaluable book for anyone who cares about risk communication and management in the 21st century� Anna Jung, Director General, European Food Information Council �Professor Ragnar L�fstedt has once again produced a most interesting book on risk management and trust, ...

Risk Governance Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World

Risk Governance: Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World

1st Edition

By Ortwin Renn
May 30, 2008

'Risk Governance is a tour de force. Every risk manager, every risk analyst, every risk researcher must read this book - it is the demarcation point for all further advances in risk policy and risk research. Renn provides authoritative guidance on how to manage risks based on a definitive synthesis...

Social Contours of Risk Two volume Set

Social Contours of Risk: Two volume Set

1st Edition

By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson
April 01, 2005

We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes 1 and 2, two of the world's leading and most ...

The Citizens at Risk From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

The Citizens at Risk: From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

1st Edition

By Gordon McGranahan, Jacob Songsor, Charles Surjadi, Marianne Kjellen, Pedro Jacobi
March 01, 2001

Local environments such as cities and neighbourhoods are becoming a focal point for those concerned with environmental justice and sustainability. The Citizens at Risk takes up this emerging agenda and analyses the key issues in a refreshingly simple yet sophisticated style. Taking a comparative ...

Transboundary Risk Management

Transboundary Risk Management

1st Edition

Edited By Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Gunnar Sjostedt
March 01, 2001

Environmental hazards do not respect international boundaries. In this volume, distinguished international researchers make a significant contribution to the understanding and management of transboundary environmental risks. The transboundary risk topics addressed highlight the key political, ...

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