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Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation


Bridget M. Hutter, Clive Briault, Jeanette Hofmann, Peter Bartrip, Sally Lloyd-Bostock, Michael Huber, Carl Macrae, Will Jennings, Martin Lodge, Alan Irwin, Kevin Jones, Javier Lezaun, Arjen Boin
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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107402683

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  • Anticipating risks has become an obsession of the early twenty-first century. Private and public sector organisations increasingly devote resources to risk prevention and contingency planning to manage risk events should they occur. This 2010 book shows how we can organise our social, organisational and regulatory policy systems to cope better with the array of local and transnational risks we regularly encounter. Contributors from a range of disciplines - including finance, history, law, management, political science, social psychology, sociology and disaster studies - consider threats, vulnerabilities and insecurities alongside social and organisational sources of resilience and security. These issues are introduced and discussed through a fascinating and diverse set of topics, including myxomatosis, the 2012 Olympic Games, gene therapy and the financial crisis. This is an important book for academics and policy makers who wish to understand the dilemmas generated in the anticipation and management of risks.

    • Presents an analytical take on risk regulation issues by focusing on the role of anticipation
    • Multi-disciplinary approach gives a broad ranging view of the varying social science debates about risk regulation, including an historical view on risk society debates
    • Includes detailed case studies covering a range of different regulatory domains
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    Review of the hardback: 'The semantics of risk is suddenly everywhere. More than ever there is an urgent need for clarification, professional engagement and sensitivity for the multi-faceted nature of the dilemmas surrounding risk regulation. This is exactly what Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation offers the reader. I learnt a lot.' Ulrich Beck, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich and London School of Economics and Political Science

    Review of the hardback: 'This book, edited by one of the leading scholars of risk and regulation, moves us forward from the retrospective analysis of things gone wrong to anticipate new risks in a global world. The compelling examples of risk regulation and the complexity of regulatory effects are a crucial reality check for theorists, researchers, and regulators alike.' Diane Vaughan, Columbia University

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107402683
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Anticipating risk and organising risk regulation: current dilemmas Bridget M. Hutter
    Part II. Threat, Vulnerabilities and Insecurities:
    2. Risk society and financial risk Clive Briault
    3. Before the sky falls down: a 'constitutional dialogue' over the depletion of internet addresses Jeanette Hofmann
    4. Changing attitudes to risk? Managing myxomatosis in twentieth-century Britain Peter Bartrip
    5. Public perceptions of risk and 'compensation culture' in the UK Sally Lloyd-Bostock
    6. Colonised by risk. The emergence of academic risks in British higher education Michael Huber
    Part III. Social, Organisational and Regulatory Sources of Resilience and Security:
    7. Regulating resilience? Regulatory work in high-risk arenas Carl Macrae
    8. Critical infrastructures, resilience and organisation of mega-projects: the Olympic Games Will Jennings and Martin Lodge
    9. Creating space for engagement? Lay membership in contemporary risk governance Alan Irwin and Kevin Jones
    10. Bioethics and the risk regulation of 'frontier research': the case of gene therapy Javier Lezaun
    11. Preparing for future crises: lessons from research Arjen Boin
    12. Conclusion: important themes and future research directions Bridget M. Hutter

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    Bridget M. Hutter, London School of Economics and Political Science


    Bridget M. Hutter, Clive Briault, Jeanette Hofmann, Peter Bartrip, Sally Lloyd-Bostock, Michael Huber, Carl Macrae, Will Jennings, Martin Lodge, Alan Irwin, Kevin Jones, Javier Lezaun, Arjen Boin

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