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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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11-20 of 29 results in Earthscan Risk in Society
  1. Foresight in Action

    Developing Policy-Oriented Scenarios

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

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published September 29th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Feeling of Risk

    New Perspectives on Risk Perception

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published September 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Trust in 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. The authors draw on a...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Uncertainty and Risk

    Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Gabriele Bammer, Michael Smithson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    ?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...

    Published July 16th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Tolerability of Risk

    A New Framework for Risk Management

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

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published May 26th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Risk Management in Post-Trust Societies

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    ?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,...

    Published December 16th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Calculating Political Risk

    By Catherine Althaus

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Risk Governance

    Coping with Uncertainty in a Complex World

    By Ortwin Renn

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    '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...

    Published May 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Hazards Vulnerability and Environmental Justice

    By Susan L. Cutter

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published June 1st 2006 by Routledge

  10. Social Contours of Risk

    Two volume Set

    By Roger E. Kasperson, Jeanne Kasperson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge

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