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The Earthscan Reader in Risk and Modern Society

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Edited By: Ragnar Eofstedt and Lynn Frewer

278 pages, Figs, tabs

Earthscan

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #66599 | ISBN: 1853835048
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #106708 | ISBN: 1853835528
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #66598 | ISBN: 1853834998
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About this book

This volume brings together some of the most important and influential writings on risk, with two overall objectives: to provide an accessible companion to current thinking and practice in risk management, and to show the relevance of the social sciences to the field.


Contents

Policy and risk management; risk characterization; mental models; social amplification of risk; trust; cultural theory; social representation and identity; management of risk; optimistic bias; the use of risk theories.

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