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  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing

    By John Abraham, Rachel Ballinger

    Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established…

    Hardback – 2016-11-30 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience

    Edited by Alexia Herwig, Marta Simoncini

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored…

    Paperback – 2016-10-22 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Explaining Risk Analysis

    Protecting health and the environment

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Risk analysis is not a narrowly defined set of applications. Rather, it is widely used to assess and manage a plethora of hazards that threaten dire implications. However, too few people actually understand what risk analysis can help us accomplish and, even among experts, knowledge is often…

    Paperback – 2016-09-20 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

    Edited by Adam Burgess, Alberto Alemanno, Jens Zinn

    It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Public Perception of Climate Change

    Policy and Communication

    By Bjoern Hagen

    Despite the findings on global climate change presented by the scientific community, there remains a significant gap between its recommendations and the actions of the public and policy makers. So far scientists and the media have failed to successfully communicate the urgency of the climate change…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

    Edited by Patrick Brown, Anna Olofsson

    Policy-making has always involved uncertainty; however the presence of unknowns has become far more conspicuous and problematic in recent times. One important way in which policy-makers have increasingly sought to deal with such uncertainty is through approaches rooted in understandings of risk.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-02
    Routledge

  • Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Regional Risk and Security in Japan

    Whither the everyday

    By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea

    Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Rural Livelihoods in China

    Political economy in transition

    Edited by Heather Xiaoquan Zhang

    In recent decades, China has undergone rapid economic growth, industrialisation and urbanisation concomitant with deep and extensive structural and social change, profoundly reshaping the country’s development landscape and urban-rural relationships. This book applies livelihoods approaches to…

    Hardback – 2015-04-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

  • Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

    Putting Research into Practice

    Edited by Carina Fearnley, Emily Wilkinson, Catherine J. Tillyard, Stephen J. Edwards

    Building upon presentations given during the conference on ‘Disaster Risk Reduction for Natural Hazards: Putting Research into Practice’, held at University College London in November 2009, the articles collected in this book examine how natural hazards research is accessed and used by…

    Hardback – 2013-07-19
    Routledge

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