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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. Social Contours of Risk

    Volume I: Publics, Risk Communication and the Social

    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 I and II, two of the world's leading and most...

    Published April 1st 2005 by Routledge

  2. Facility Siting

    Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

    Edited by Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published October 1st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Global Environmental Risk

    By Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published July 1st 2001 by Routledge

  4. Transboundary Risk Management

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

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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,...

    Published March 1st 2001 by Routledge

  5. The Citizens at Risk

    From Urban Sanitation to Sustainable Cities

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

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published March 1st 2001 by Routledge

  6. Risk, Media and Stigma

    Understanding Public Challenges to Modern Science and Technology

    By Paul Slovic

    Edited by James Flynn, Howard Kunreuther

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published February 1st 2001 by Routledge

  7. Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action

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

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published January 1st 2001 by Routledge

  8. The Perception of Risk

    By Paul Slovic

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published April 1st 2000 by Routledge

  9. Social Trust and the Management of Risk

    By George Cvetkovich

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt

    Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

    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...

    Published May 1st 1999 by Routledge

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