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  1. Futile Progress

    Technology's empty promise

    By Ernest Braun

    Do new innovations and products improve our lives? Has our relentless pursuit of technological progress eliminated the blight of poverty, of inequality, of discrimination, of crime, of war? Has the advance of technology increased our happiness and led us to fulfillment and social harmony? The ads...

    Published October 1st 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Earthscan Reader on Risk

    Edited by Ragnar E. Lofstedt, Asa Boholm

    Series: Earthscan Reader Series

    This new anthology is a comprehensive introduction to the field of risk theory. The introduction provides the ideal starting point for students and professionals new to risk studies and offers a concise refresher for researchers and practitioners. Coverage includes the origins of the 'concept of...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Choosing Safety

    "A Guide to Using Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis in Complex, High-Consequence Systems"

    By Michael V. Dr Frank

    The technological age has seen a range of catastrophic and preventable failures, often as a result of decisions that did not appropriately consider safety as a factor in design and engineering. Through more than a dozen practical examples from the author?s experience in nuclear power, aerospace,...

    Published August 19th 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. Nanotechnology

    Risk, Ethics and Law

    Edited by Geoffrey Hunt, Michael Mehta

    Series: The Earthscan Science in Society Series

    Nanotechnology - technology at the molecular level - is held out by many as the Holy Grail for creating a trillion dollar economy and solving problems from curing cancer to reprocessing waste into products and building superfast computers. Yet, as with GMOs, many view nanotech as a high risk genie...

    Published May 1st 2008 by Routledge

  10. Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change

    Exploring the Real Risks and How We Can Avoid Them

    By Frances Moore

    Edited by Michael C. MacCracken, John C. Topping Jr.

    Series: Earthscan Climate

    'An impressive accomplishment.? Al Gore, Former Vice President of the US, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and author of An Inconvenient Truth ?Offers positive solutions that no rational person, organization or government can ignore - except at their peril.? Stephen H. Schneider,...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge