Earthscan Risk in Society

Series Editor: Ragnar Lofstedt

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.

  • The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
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  • 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
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  • The Ethics of Technological Risk

    Edited by Lotte Asveld, Sabine Roeser

    '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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2014-07-14
    Routledge
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  • Trust in Cooperative Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-14
    Routledge
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  • Transboundary Risk Governance

    By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Routledge
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  • Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-08-13
    Routledge
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  • Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-12-16
    Routledge
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  • Judgment and Decision Making

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-12-13
    Routledge
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  • Public Safety and Risk Assessment

    Improving Decision Making

    By David J. Ball, Laurence Ball-King

    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…

    Paperback – 2011-09-07
    Routledge
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  • Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

    Edited by Marjolein van Asselt, Susan van 't Klooster, Philip van Notten, Livia A. Smits

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-09-29
    Routledge
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  • The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    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…

    Paperback – 2010-09-03
    Routledge
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  • Trust in Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    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. The authors draw on a…

    Paperback – 2010-06-16
    Routledge
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  • Uncertainty and Risk

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Gabriele Bammer, Michael Smithson

    ?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…

    Paperback – 2009-07-16
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  • The Tolerability of Risk

    A New Framework for Risk Management

    Edited by Frederic Bouder, David Slavin, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-05-26
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  • Risk Management in Post-Trust Societies

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    ?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,…

    Paperback – 2008-12-16
    Routledge
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  • Calculating Political Risk

    By Catherine Althaus

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-11-18
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  • Risk Governance

    Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World

    By Ortwin Renn

    '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…

    Paperback – 2008-05-30
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  • Hazards Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

    By Susan L. Cutter

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-06-01
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  • Social Contours of Risk

    Two volume Set

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson

    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…

    Hardback – 2005-04-01
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  • Social Contours of Risk

    Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-04-01
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2004-10-01
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  • Global Environmental Risk

    By Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-07-01
    Routledge
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  • Transboundary Risk Management

    Edited by Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer, Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Gunnar Sjostedt

    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,…

    Paperback – 2001-03-01
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  • The Citizens at Risk

    From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-03-01
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  • Risk, Media and Stigma

    Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology

    By Paul Slovic

    Edited by James Flynn, Howard Kunreuther

    The benefits of modern technology often involve health, safety and environmental risks that produce public suspicion of technologies and aversion to certain products and substances. Amplified by the pervasive power of the media, public concern about health and ecological risks can have enormous…

    Paperback – 2001-02-01
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  • Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action

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

    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…

    Paperback – 2001-01-01
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  • The Perception of Risk

    By Paul Slovic

    The concept of risk is an outgrowth of our society's great concern about coping with the dangers of modern life. The Perception of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, risk perception and risk management, to examine the gap between expert views…

    Paperback – 2000-04-01
    Routledge
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  • Social Trust and the Management of Risk

    By George Cvetkovich

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Social trust is a crucial issue to many aspects of modern society. Policy makers continually aspire to winning it and corporations frequently run the risk of losing it. The 'trust deficit' raises vital questions and problems to which until recently there have been few answers or solutions. Experts…

    Paperback – 1999-05-01
    Routledge
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