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Earthscan Risk in Society


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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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A Pre-Modern Cultural History of Risk: Imagining the Future

A Pre-Modern Cultural History of Risk: Imagining the Future

1st Edition

Gaspar Mairal
March 06, 2020

This book answers the need for a contextual, long-term and interpretative analysis of risk from original sources. Risk has historically been a way of imagining what could happen in the future based on expert theories and predictions. This book explores this notion of "managing the future" by...

Siting Noxious Facilities: Integrating Location Economics and Risk Analysis to Protect Environmental Health and Investments

Siting Noxious Facilities: Integrating Location Economics and Risk Analysis to Protect Environmental Health and Investments

1st Edition

Michael R Greenberg
March 04, 2020

Siting Noxious Facilities explains and illustrates processes and criteria used to site noxious manufacturing and waste management facilities. It proposes a framework that integrates economic location analysis and risk analysis, emphasizing the reduction of uncertainty. This book begins by...

Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society

Risk and Uncertainty in a Post-Truth Society

1st Edition

Sander van der Linden, Ragnar E. Löfstedt
June 18, 2019

This edited volume looks at whether it is possible to be more transparent about uncertainty in scientific evidence without undermining public understanding and trust. With contributions from leading experts in the field, this book explores the communication of risk and decision-making in an...

Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society: Examples from Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Environment

Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society: Examples from Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Environment

1st Edition

Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist
October 02, 2018

Risks, including health and technological, attract a lot of attention in modern societies, from individuals as well as policy-makers. Human beings have always had to deal with dangers, but contemporary societies conceptualise these dangers as risks, indicating that they are to some extent...

Risk Conundrums: Solving Unsolvable Problems

Risk Conundrums: Solving Unsolvable Problems

1st Edition

Roger E Kasperson
June 13, 2017

A risk conundrum can be viewed as a risk that poses major issues in assessment, and whose management is not easily engaged. Such perplexing problems can either paralyze or badly delay risk analysis and directions for progression. Rather than simply focusing on the progress in risk analysis that has...

Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters: From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

1st Edition

Michael R Greenberg
November 30, 2016

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...

Explaining Risk Analysis: Protecting health and the environment

Explaining Risk Analysis: Protecting health and the environment

1st Edition

Michael R Greenberg
September 19, 2016

Risk analysis is not a narrowly defined set of applications. Rather, it is widely used to assess and manage a plethora of hazards that threaten dire implications. However, too few people actually understand what risk analysis can help us accomplish and, even among experts, knowledge is often...

Facility Siting: Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

Facility Siting: Risk, Power and Identity in Land Use Planning

1st Edition

Asa Boholm, Ragnar E. Lofstedt
February 28, 2016

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...

The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

The Spatial Dimension of Risk: How Geography Shapes the Emergence of Riskscapes

1st Edition

Detlef Müller-Mahn
May 22, 2015

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...

Anthropology and Risk

Anthropology and Risk

1st Edition

Asa Boholm
May 05, 2015

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...

The Ethics of Technological Risk

The Ethics of Technological Risk

1st Edition

Lotte Asveld, Sabine Roeser
September 12, 2014

'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...

Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

1st Edition

Timothy C. Earle, Michael Siegrist, Heinz Gutscher
April 14, 2014

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...

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