Risk, Governance and Society

Cross-Cultural Risk Perception

A Survey of Empirical Studies

Editors: Renn, Ortwin, Rohrmann, Bernd (Eds.)

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Cross-Cultural Risk Perception demonstrates the richness and wealth of theoretical insights and practical information that risk perception studies can offer to policy makers, risk experts, and interested parties. The book begins with an extended introduction summarizing the state of the art in risk perception research and core issues of cross-cultural comparisons. The main body of the book consists of four cross-cultural studies on public attitudes towards risk in different countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, and China. The last chapter critically discusses the main findings from these studies and proposes a framework for understanding and investigating cross-cultural risk perception. Finally, implications for communication, regulation and management are outlined.
The two editors, sociologist Ortwin Renn (Center of Technology Assessment, Germany) and psychologist Bernd Rohrmann (University of Melbourne, Australia), have been engaged in risk research for the last three decades. They both have written extensively on this subject and provided new empirical and theoretical insights into the growing body of international risk perception research.

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'This is a highly valuable book. The vast and comprehensive empirical data involved and nontrivial findings of the book provide a significant contribution to understanding risk perception in international perspective [
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, June (2002)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Risk Perception Research

    Rohrmann, Bernd (et al.)

    Pages 11-53

  • Nuclear Power and the Public

    Slovic, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 55-102

  • Cross-Cultural Studies on the Perception and Evaluation of Hazards

    Rohrmann, Bernd

    Pages 103-143

  • Risk Perception in Bulgaria and Romania

    Sjöberg, Lennart (et al.)

    Pages 145-183

  • The Cognitive Architecture of Risk: Pancultural Unity or Cultural Shaping?

    Rosa, Eugene A. (et al.)

    Pages 185-210

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cross-Cultural Risk Perception
Book Subtitle
A Survey of Empirical Studies
Editors
  • Ortwin Renn
  • Bernd Rohrmann
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
13
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-4891-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-4891-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7747-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4961-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
II, 242
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