Risk, Governance and Society

Quantified Societal Risk and Policy Making

Editors: Jorissen, Richard E., Stallen, Pieter Jan M. (Eds.)

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Quantified Societal Risk and Policy Making is the result of an international workshop on societal risk organized by the Dutch Ministry for Transport, Public Works and Water Management with additional financial support from the Directorate for Transportation (DG VII) of the European Union.
Managing risks, whether there is a strong man-made or natural component, basically means assessing alternative options under uncertainty. The possibility of multiple fatalities is one of the factors that can vary between options.
This volume is concerned with one particular type of risk - the risk of death of a number of people in one accident - and with one particular tool - probabilistic risk analysis - as they are developing in various domains of society nowadays. Generally, this risk is labelled societal risk. This book shows how such comparisons are shaped at present in various hazard domains, such as:

  • flood protection
  • location and physical planning of industry
  • transportation of chemicals, and
  • prevention of aircraft accidents.

It examines how to represent aggregate risks from major hazards in ways that can be handled by policy-makers. The purpose of the book is to increase the awareness of societal risk, disseminate available knowledge of existing approaches, and exchange information on applications from various domains.
Quantified Societal Risk and Policy Making should be of interest to all those professionally concerned with defining the optimal separation between hazardous activities and equally desirable developments nearby.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Three Conceptions of Quantified Societal Risk

    Stallen, Pieter Jan M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Flood Protection, Safety Standards and Societal Risk

    Jorissen, Richard

    Pages 19-36

  • Modeling Considerations in the Analysis of Risk Management Strategies

    Glickman, Theodore S.

    Pages 37-40

  • Risk Criteria for the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

    Roodbol, Henk G.

    Pages 41-48

  • The Role of Societal Risk in Land Use Planning Near Hazardous Installations and in Assessing the Safety of the Transport of Hazardous Materials at the National and Local Level

    Carter, Jonathan (et al.)

    Pages 49-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantified Societal Risk and Policy Making
Editors
  • Richard E. Jorissen
  • Pieter Jan M. Stallen
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2801-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2801-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4955-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4789-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 242
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