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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.

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1-10 of 29 results in Earthscan Risk in Society
  1. The Spatial Dimension of Risk

    How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

    Edited by Detlef Müller-Mahn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Ethics of Technological Risk

    Edited by Lotte Asveld, Sabine Roeser

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    '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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published July 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Trust in Cooperative Risk Management

    Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

    By Timothy C. Earle

    Edited by Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Transboundary Risk Governance

    By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Effective Risk Communication

    Edited by Joseph Arvai, Louie Rivers III

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published August 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Risk Analysis and Human Behavior

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Judgment and Decision Making

    By Baruch Fischhoff

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Public Safety and Risk Assessment

    Improving Decision Making

    By David J. Ball, Laurence Ball-King

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

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