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Risk, Governance and Society

Risk, Governance and Society

Series Editors: Mumpower, Jeryl L., Renn, Ortwin, Okada, Norio

Ortwin Renn 

Ortwin Renn
Ortwin Renn serves as full professor and Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment at Stuttgart University (Germany). He directs the Interdisciplinary Research Unit for Risk Governance and Sustainable Technology Development (ZIRN) at Stuttgart University and the non-profit company DIALOGIK, a research institute for the investigation of communication and participation processes in environmental policy making. Ortwin Renn has a doctoral degree in sociology and social psychology from the University of Cologne. His career included teaching and research positions at the Juelich Nuclear Research Center, Clark University (Worcester, USA), the Swiss Institute of Technology (Zuerich) and the Center of Technology Assessment (Stuttgart). His honours include an honorary doctorate from the Swiss Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and the “Distinguished Achievement Award” of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA). Renn is primarily interested in risk governance, political participation and technology assessment. His has published more than 30 books and 250 articles, most prominently the monograph “Risk Governance” (Earthscan: London 2008).

Jeryl Mumpower 

Jeryl Mumpower
Jeryl Mumpower is Director of the Master of Public Service and Administration Program (MPSA) at the Bush School faculty, Professor, and Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Business and Government. Previously, he was at the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, State University of New York at Albany, where he was professor and additionally has been Director of Albany's Center for Policy Research and Associate Director at the Rockefeller Institute of Government. His previous experience includes six years as a program director and policy analyst at the National Science Foundation.

Norio Okada 

Norio Okada
Norio Okada is Professor and Former Director of Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. Currently President of International Society of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), also member of Science and Technology Council of International Risk Governance Council, member of the OECD High-level Advisory Board . Between 2009-201 President of Japan Society for Natural Disaster Science.

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