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About this book
About this book
Draws together key papers from a range of different perspectives and offers an insight into the basic principles of environmental risk management.
Part 1 Background to environmental risk: risk analysis and risk management - an historical perspective, Vincent T. Covello and Jeryl Mumpower; perspectives on risk management, Emmanuel Somers; the value of risks to life and health, W. Kip Viscusi; the social amplification and attenuation of risk, Roger E. Kasperson and Jeanne X. Kasperson; definitions of conflict and the legitimation of resources - the case of environmental risk, Thomas Dietz et al; mixed messages in risk communication, Cynthia G. Jardine and Steve E. Hrudey; the future for risk research, Barry A. Turner. Part 2 Human health and ecological risk assessment: vipers, humic acid and hurricanes - some thoughts on environmental risk assessment in Europe, John Solbe; uncertainty in health risk analysis, Paolo F. Ricci and Mario C. Cirillo; human health effects - what the data indicate, Michael Gough; overview of recent developments in ecotoxicological risk assessment, Keith R. Solomon; an approach for balancing health and ecological risks at hazardous waste sites, Glenn W. Suter, II et al; comment on "an approach for balancing health and ecological risks at hazardous waste sites", D.C. Kocher and F.O. Hoffman; a perspective on the risk assessment for endocrine-disruptive effects on wildlife and human health, Robert J. Kavlock and Gerald T. Ankley; risk assessment in the regulatory process for wetlands, A. Dennis Lemly; how should success be measured in ecologial risk assessment? the importance of predictive accuracy, Joanna Burger. Part 3 Risk perception and communication: theories of risk perception - who fears what and why?, Aaron Wildavsky and Karl Dake; designing risk communications - completing and correcting mental models of hazardous processes, part 1, Cynthia J. Atman et al; evaluating risk communications - completing and correcting mental models of hazardous processes, part 2, Ann Bostrom et al; cultural theory and risk - a review, James Tansey and Tim O'Riordan; risk perceptions of men and women scientists, Richard P. Barke et al; high risk or low - how location on a "risk ladder" affects perceived risk, Peter M. Sandman et al; the role of risk communication and public dialogue for improving risk management, Ortwin Renn; the decline of deference - the political context of risk communication, Frank N. Laird; public perception of the risks of floods - implications for communication, Tamara R. Lave and Lester B. Lave; six propositions on public participation and their relevance for risk communication, Roger E. Kasperson; risk perception and communication unplugged - 20 years of process, Baruch Fischhoff; the determinants of trust and credibility in environmental risk communication - an empirical study, Richard G. Peters et al; risk communication in The Netherlands - the monitored introduction of the EC "post-seveso" directive, Josee C.M. Van Eijndhoven et al. Part 4 Strategic issues in corporate environmental risk: global risk management, M. Elisabeth Pate-Cornell; organizationa