First published in 2000, Risk Management is a two volume set, comprised of the most significant and influential articles by the leading authorities in the studies of risk management. The volumes includes a full-length introduction from the editor, an internationally recognized expert, and provides an authoritative guide to the selection of essays chosen, and to the wider field itself. The collections of essays are both international and interdisciplinary in scope and provide an entry point for investigating the myriad of study within the discipline.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Series Preface Introduction Part I: Theories and Background Risk as a Forensic Resource: From 'Chance' to 'Danger' 2. From Industrial Society to the Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment 3. Managing Crime Risks: Toward an Insurance Based Model of Social Control 4. The Psychology of Risk Perception 5. Theories of Risk Perception: Who Fears What and Why 6. Human Factor Failure and the Comparative Structure of Jobs 7. Management of Radiation Hazards and Hospitals: Plural Rationalities in a Single Institution 8. Explaining Risk Perception: An Empirical Evaluation of Cultural Theory Part II: Theories and Cases 9. The Organizational and Interorganizational Development of Disasters 10. Causes of Disaster: Sloppy Management 11. Communications Factors in System Failure or Why Big Planes Crash and Big Businesses Fail 12. Understanding Industrial Crises 13. Prosaic Organizational Failure 14. Organizational Escalation and Exit: Lessons from the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant 15. Challenging the Orthodoxy in Risk Management 16. Roger Boisjoly and the Challenger Disaster: The Ethical Dimensions 17. Industrial Sabotage: Motives and Meanings 18. Crime and Punishment in the Factory: The Function of Deviancy in Maintaining the Social System 19. A Sociological Analysis of Dud Behaviour in the United States Army 20. Sioux City, Iowa USA, 19th July 1989 Part 3: Policies and Politics 21. Endemic and Planned Corruption in a Monarchical Regime 22. Control Over Bureaucracy: Cultural Theory and Institutional Variety 23. Major Chemical Accidents in Industrializing Countries: The Socio-Political Amplification of Risk 24. Rumours and Crises: A Case Study of the Banking Industry 25. Time, Glenda, Please 26. Risk Communication and the Social Amplification of Risk; Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications 27. TSI and Government Intervention in the Management of Risk-Taking in the Banking Industry 28. Risk and Governance Part I: The Discourses of Climate Change 29. Risk and Governance Part II: Policy in a Complex and Plurally Perceived World Index.
Gerald Mars, Honorary Professor of Anthropology, University College, London, UK and David T.H. Weir, Professor, CERAM SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France
"... the volumes do bring together many key articles that should be read by all with an interest in risk management - the explosion of risk-related issues, from foot and mouth disease, Californian electricity regulation and Railtrack's ongoing problems to the Turnbull Report, all indicate that the field will grow in recognised importance during this century." Risk Management: An International Journal