Risk, Governance and Society

Communicating about Risks to Environment and Health in Europe

Editors: Gray, Philip C.R., Stern, Richard M., Biocca, Marco (Eds.)

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Public experience with risk communication differs greatly from country to country in Europe and there has been little opportunity for the transfer of experience and learning between countries. This is especially true for the many new European States, including the countries in transition from centralised to market economies.
This book presents case studies on risk communication. One of its unifying concepts is the role of risk communication in the risk management process. Technical and philosophical introductions to risk communication and risk management and research in risk communication are given.
The case studies themselves occupy the central portion of the book, each one covering a particular hazard, risk or situation seen from a particular point of view. The issue of the special circumstances for environmental and health risk communication in central and eastern Europe is also addressed through a separate presentation and discussion of an appropriate case study. A different approach to risk communication is taken by examining how it forms part of the risk management process at the local level. Research into risk perception, a field that forms an important foundation for many aspects of risk communication, is summarised and practical guidelines for risk communication are reviewed. These include discussions on how to carry out public information programmes and methods for increasing public involvement in risk management decisions.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Risk Management Process

    Stern, Richard M.

    Pages 1-4

  • The Role and Nature of Risk Communication in Europe

    Gray, Philip C. R. (et al.)

    Pages 5-42

  • Case studies

    Pligt, J. (et al.)

    Pages 43-284

  • Risk Communication in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of the Environmental Movement

    Faragó, Klára

    Pages 285-318

  • Actors, Scenarios and Settings: Risk Communication in the Context of the Local Risk Management System

    Beccastrini, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 319-334

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Communicating about Risks to Environment and Health in Europe
Editors
  • Philip C.R. Gray
  • Richard M. Stern
  • Marco Biocca
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2894-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2894-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4519-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4776-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 410
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