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  • Assessing the Societal Implications of Emerging Technologies

    Anticipatory governance in practice

    By Evan S. Michelson

    A growing problem of interest in the field of science and technology policy is that the next generation of innovations is arriving at an accelerating rate, and the governance system is struggling to catch up. Current approaches and institutions for effective technology assessment are ill suited and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

  • Risk, Technology, and Moral Emotions

    By Sabine Roeser

    Risks arising from technologies raise important ethical issues. Although technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, ICT, and nuclear energy can improve human well-being, they may also convey risks for our well-being due to, for example, abuse, unintended side-effects, accidents, and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory

  • Cultural Histories, Memories and Extreme Weather

    A Historical Geography Perspective

    Edited by Georgina H. Endfield, Lucy Veale

    Extreme weather events, such as droughts, strong winds and storms, flash floods and extreme heat and cold, are among the most destructive yet fascinating aspects of climate variability. Historical records and memories charting the impacts and responses to such events are a crucial component of any…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Historical Geography

  • The Ethics of Climate Engineering

    Solar Radiation Management and Non-Ideal Justice

    By Toby Svoboda

    This book analyzes major ethical issues surrounding the use of climate engineering, particularly solar radiation management (SRM) techniques, which have the potential to reduce some risks of anthropogenic climate change but also carry their own risks of harm and injustice. The book argues that we…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Rebuilding Fukushima

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    Five years after the one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, Fukushima now only occasionally headlines national and international media. However, the disaster is far from over, as evidenced by a hundred thousand people from Fukushima still in the state of evacuation, rising levels of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Democratizing Technology

    Risk, Responsibility and the Regulation of Chemicals

    By Anne Chapman

    Democratizing Technology provides a much-needed fresh perspective on the regulation of chemicals, and an important contribution to green thinking about technology.Caroline Lucas, Green Party MEP. This book is an excellent critique of the current risk-based approach to technology. By exploring the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Routledge
    The Earthscan Science in Society Series

  • Unravelling the Fukushima Disaster

    Edited by Mitsuo Yamakawa, Daisaku Yamamoto

    The Fukushima disaster continues to appear in national newspapers when there is another leakage of radiation-contaminated water, evacuation designations are changed, or major compensation issues arise and so remains far from over. However, after five years, attention and research towards the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Coastal Hazards and Vulnerability

    Edited by Loraine McFadden

    Our coasts provide a home and livelihoods for millions of people; many of the world's biggest cities are along coastlines. Yet these precious areas face increasing threats from irresponsible development and the potential dangers of climate change. This volume explores the wide spectrum of coastal…

    Paperback – 2016-07-06
    Routledge
    Environmental Hazards Series

  • Hazard Management and Emergency Planning

    Perspectives in Britain

    By Dennis Parker, John Handmer

    This book assesses critically the British approach to hazard management and emergency planning. It identifies the principal legal, organizational and cultural impediments to more effective hazard management and emergency planning, postulates explanations for the shortcomings in the British approach…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Hydrology of Disasters

    Proceedings of the World Meteorological Organization Technical Conference Held in Geneva, November 1988

    By Dr O Starosolszky, O M Melder

    This timely book reviews the hydrological aspects of different types of disaster and considers measures required to protect people and property against such events as well as disaster prediction, forecasting and monitoring. Its publications coincide with the start of the United Nations Decade for…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • The Radiation Legacy of the Soviet Nuclear Complex

    An Analytical Overview

    By Nikolai N. Egorov, Vladimir M. Novikov, Frank L. Parker, Victor K. Popov

    A study of the legacy of nuclear contamination in the Soviet Union. It gives the location and characteristics of the accumulated radioactive material and wastes by each sector, from ore and mining to use and disposal. It describes types of storage, capacity and utilization, age and location. It…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

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