Risk, Governance and Society

Risk Management and Governance

Concepts, Guidelines and Applications

Authors: Aven, Terje, Renn, Ortwin

  • Important and popular topic
  • Comprehensive, accessible and concise
  • Unique combination of formal risk analysis and broader social science-related risk governance and management approaches
  • Truly interdisciplinary
  • With several examples and case studies
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About this book

Risk is a popular topic in many sciences - in natural, medical, statistical, engineering, social, economic and legal disciplines. Yet, no single discipline can grasp the full meaning of risk. Investigating risk requires a multidisciplinary approach. The authors, coming from two very different disciplinary traditions, meet this challenge by building bridges between the engineering, the statistical and the social science perspectives. The book provides a comprehensive, accessible and concise guide to risk assessment, management and governance. It includes formal approaches to risk analysis without assuming a high level of mathematical proficiency but it also offers reflection and deliberation about the socio-political context in which risk issues are embedded. A basic pillar for the book is the risk governance framework proposed by the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC). This framework offers a comprehensive means of integrating risk identification, assessment, management and communication. The authors develop and explain new insights and add substance to the various elements of the framework. The theoretical analysis is illustrated by several examples from different areas of applications.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Concept of Risk

    Aven, Terje (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Characteristics of Risks in the Modern World

    Aven, Terje (et al.)

    Pages 17-20

  • Risk Perspectives

    Aven, Terje (et al.)

    Pages 21-48

  • Risk Governance: An Overview

    Aven, Terje (et al.)

    Pages 49-66

  • Pre-assessment and Framing of Risk

    Aven, Terje (et al.)

    Pages 67-70

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26520-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk Management and Governance
Book Subtitle
Concepts, Guidelines and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Risk, Governance and Society
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-13926-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-13926-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-13925-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26520-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations
Topics