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  1. 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

  2. A Web of Prevention

    Biological Weapons, Life Sciences and the Governance of Research

    Edited by Brian Rappert, Caitriona McLeish

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Web of Prevention provides a timely contribution to the current debate about life science research and its implications for security. It is an informative guide for both experts and the public. It is a forward-looking contribution covering both ends of the equation and creates momentum for the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Don't Worry (It's Safe to Eat)

    The True Story of GM Food, BSE and Foot and Mouth

    By Andrew Rowell

    An investigation of science, politics and our food production system, this text exposes the bogus science, political interference and flawed policies that threaten our food supply. The author tells the story of BSE, revealing how top scientists have been muzzled and how the epidemic continues. Then...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Governing Technology for Sustainability

    By Joseph Murphy

    In a world of growing complexity and dwindling resources, the relationship between technology and sustainability is a pressing issue of concern at the highest levels. This book improves our understanding by examining the ways that people, technology and governance shape each other with implications...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Unnatural Selection

    The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow's People

    Edited by Peter Healey, Steve Rayner

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    With ever-advancing scientific understanding and technological capabilities, humanity stands on the brink of the potential next stage of evolution: evolution engineered by us. Nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science offer the possibility to enhance human...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Implementing the Precautionary Principle

    Approaches from the Nordic Countries, EU and USA

    Edited by Nicolas de Sadeleer

    From fisheries to persistent organic pollutants to climate change itself, no other environmental principle in environmental law has produced as much controversy as the precautionary principle. Unlike a preventive approach in which action is taken provided that the threats to the environment are...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. Resolving Messy Policy Problems

    Handling Conflict in Environmental, Transport, Health and Ageing Policy

    By Steven Ney

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Our lives increasingly take place in ever more complex and interconnected networks that blur the boundaries we have traditionally used to define our social and political spaces. Accordingly, the policy problems that governments are called upon to deal with have become less clear-cut and far messier...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Science, Policy and Stakeholders in Water Management

    An Integrated Approach to River Basin Management

    Edited by Geoffrey Gooch, Per Stålnacke

    One of the major problems facing practitioners and scientists working with water management is how to integrate knowledge and experiences from scientific, policy and stakeholder perspectives. In this book this science-policy-stakeholder interface (SPSI) is examined both analytically and through the...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge