Skip to content
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Risk Analysis and Society

Risk Analysis and Society
An Interdisciplinary Characterization of the Field

$56.99

Timothy L. McDaniels, Mitchell J. Small, Dale Hattis, Lorenz R. Rhomberg, Vicki M. Bier, Scott Ferson, Yacov Y. Haimes, James H. Lambert, Mary R. English, Alison C. Cullen, Robin S. Gregory, John D. Graham, Per-Olov Johansson, Junko Nakanishi, Ortwin Renn, Joyce Tait, Ann Bruce, Michinori Kabuto, Saburo Ikeda, Iwao Uchiyama, Rae Zimmerman, Robin Cantor
View all contributors
  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521532631

$ 56.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Looking for an evaluation copy?

This title is not currently available for evaluation. However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an evaluation copy. To register your interest please contact asiamktg@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This 2004 book views risk analysis as one important basis for informed debate, policy decisions and governance regarding risk issues within societies. Its twelve chapters provide interdisciplinary insights about the fundamental issues in risk analysis for the beginning of a new century. The chapter authors are some of the leading researchers in the broad fields that provide the basis for the risk analysis, including the social, natural, medical, engineering and physical sciences. They address a wide range of issues, including: new perspectives on uncertainty and variability analysis, exposure analysis and the role of precaution, environmental risk and justice, risk valuation and citizen involvement, extreme events, the role of efficiency in risk management, and the assessment and governance of transboundary and global risks. The book will be used as a starting point for discussions at the 2003 First World Congress on Risk, to be held in Brussels.

    • Designed to serve as a basis for a series of future World Congesses on risk, that will involve the participation of risk researchers, stakeholders, managers and practitioners from around the world
    • Authors are many of the world's leading researchers in the field, with chapters commissioned with the support of the US National Science Foundation
    • The book is an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521532631
    • length: 480 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 30 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction: Risk analysis and society: an interdisciplinary characterization of the field Timothy L. McDaniels and Mitchell J. Small
    Part I. Fundamental Character of Risk:
    2. The conception of variability in risk analyses: developments since 1980 Dale Hattis
    3. Mechanistic considerations in the harmonization of dose-response methodology: the role of redundancy at different levels of biological organization Lorenz R. Rhomberg
    4. Risk of extreme and rare events: lessons from a selection of approaches Vicki M. Bier, Scott Ferson, Yacov Y. Haimes, James H. Lambert and Mitchell Small
    5. Environmental risk and justice Mary R. English
    Part II. Methods for Risk Assessment:
    6. Uncertain risk: the role and limits of quantitative assessment Alison C. Cullen and Mitchell J. Small
    7. Valuing risk management choices Robin S. Gregory
    8. The role of efficiency in risk management John D. Graham, Per-Olov Johansson and Junko Nakanishi
    Part III. New Approaches and Needs for Risk Management:
    9. The challenge of integrating participation and discourse in risk management Ortwin Renn
    10. Global change and transboundary risks Joyce Tait and Ann Bruce
    11. Environmental risks and developing countries: an Asian perspective Michinori Kabuto, Saburo Ikeda and Iwao Uchiyama
    Summary and Future Directions:
    12. State of the art and new directions in risk assessment and risk management: fundamental issues of measurement and management Rae Zimmerman and Robin Cantor.

  • Editors

    Timothy McDaniels, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Mitchell Small, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

    Contributors

    Timothy L. McDaniels, Mitchell J. Small, Dale Hattis, Lorenz R. Rhomberg, Vicki M. Bier, Scott Ferson, Yacov Y. Haimes, James H. Lambert, Mary R. English, Alison C. Cullen, Robin S. Gregory, John D. Graham, Per-Olov Johansson, Junko Nakanishi, Ortwin Renn, Joyce Tait, Ann Bruce, Michinori Kabuto, Saburo Ikeda, Iwao Uchiyama, Rae Zimmerman, Robin Cantor

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×