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Future Risks and Risk Management

Brehmer, B., Sahlin, N.E. (Eds.)

1994, XIV, 256 p.

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Future Risks and Risk Management provides a broad perspective on risk, including basic philosophical issues concerned with values, psychological issues, such as the perception of risk, the factors that generate risks in current and future technological and social systems, including both technical and organizational factors. No other volume adopts this broad perspective. Future Risks and Risk Management will be useful in a variety of contexts, both for teaching and as a source book for the risk professional needing to be informed of the broader issues in the field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Risk Communication - Risk Management - management - organization - psychology

Related subjects » Environmental Management - Operations Research & Decision Theory

Table of contents 

Editors' Introduction. I. Risk Management, Adaptation, and Design of Safety; J. Rasmussen. II. Epistemic Risk: the Significance of Knowing What One Does not Know; N.-E. Sahlin, J. Persson. III. Perceptions of Risk: Paradox and Challenge; P. Slovic. IV. Psychological Research on Risk: Some Notes on Psychological Research Related to Risk; B. Brehmer. V. Ethical Aspects of Valuing Lives; J. Josefsson, G. Hermerén, N.-E. Sahlin. VI. The Psychology of Risk Characterization; B. Fischhoff. VII. Risk Communication: the Social Construction of Meaning and Trust; T.C. Earle, G. Cvetkovich. VIII. Lay Risk Evaluation and the Reform of Risk Management; K.S. Shrader-Frechette.

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