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Public Safety and Risk Assessment (Earthscan Risk in Society)



This book aims to encourage a more reflective, multidisciplinary approach to public safety, and the ‘reenfranchisement’ of those affected by this new phenomenon. Over the past decade health and safety has become a major issue of public interest. There are countless stories of health and safety activities interfering with public life, preventing some beneficial activity from taking place — even creating absurd or dangerous situations. On the one hand, risk assessment, properly conducted, is…

Public Safety And Risk Assessment

Pub Date : 2014-04-08 | Author : David J. Ball | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317972419
ISBN 13 : 1317972414

This book aims to encourage a more reflective, multidisciplinary approach to public safety, and the 'reenfranchisement' of those affected by this new phenomenon. Over the past deca..

Risk Analysis And Human Behavior

Pub Date : 2013-06-17 | Author : Baruch Fischhoff | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136495793
ISBN 13 : 1136495797

The articles collected here are foundational contributions to integrating behavioural research and risk analysis. They include seminal articles on three essential challenges. One i..

Anthropology And Risk

Pub Date : 2015-04-24 | Author : Asa Boholm | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781317754619
ISBN 13 : 1317754611

Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by cultu..

Judgment And Decision Making

Pub Date : 2013-06-17 | Author : Baruch Fischhoff | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136497346
ISBN 13 : 113649734X

Behavioral decision research offers a distinctive approach to understanding and improving decision making. It combines theory and method from multiple disciples (psychology, econom..

The Tolerability Of Risk

Pub Date : 2013-09-05 | Author : Frederic Bouder | Publisher : Routledge

ISBN 10 : 9781136551819
ISBN 13 : 1136551816

There is an increasing dissatisfaction about how risk is regulated, leading to vivid debates about the use of 'risk assessment' and 'precaution'. As a result, academics, government..

Handbook Of Risk Theory

Pub Date : 2012-01-12 | Author : Sabine Roeser | Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN 10 : 9789400714335
ISBN 13 : 9400714335

The Handbook of Risk Theory provides a state-of-the-art overview of the epistemological, decision theoretical, ethical and social aspects of Risk. This is the first handbook on the..

Determining The Economic Value Of Water

Pub Date : 2005-02-04 | Author : Robert A. Young | Publisher : Earthscan

ISBN 10 : 9781936331703
ISBN 13 : 1936331705

Water provides benefits as a commodity for agriculture, industry, and households--and as a public good for scenic values, waste assimilation, wildlife habitats, and recreational us..

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