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Main Title Social theories of risk /
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Author Title of a Work
Krimsky, Sheldon.
Golding, Dominic.
Publisher Praeger,
Year Published 1992
OCLC Number 25164897
ISBN 027594168X; 9780275941680; 0275943178; 9780275943172
Subjects Risk--Sociological aspects--Congresses ; Analyse des risques ; Risques technologiques ; Aspects politiques ; Aspects psychologiques ; Analyse sociologique ; Risico's ; Theorieèen ; Sociologische aspecten ; Risiko--(DE-588)4050129-2 ; Soziologische Theorie--(DE-588)4077628-1 ; Kongress
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EJBM  HM201.S65 1992 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/14/2002
Collation xvii, 412 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contains rev. versions of papers from a workshop, held in Jan. 1991, in Cambridge, Mass. and additional contributions. Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-397) and index.
Contents Notes
The role of theory in risk studies / Sheldon Krimsky -- A social and programmatic history of risk research / Dominic Golding -- Concepts of risk : a classification / Ortwin Renn -- Cultural theory and risk analysis / Steve Rayner -- Perception of risk : reflections on the psychometric paradigm / Paul Slovic -- The social amplification of risk : progress in developing an integrative framework / Roger E. Kasperson -- The social arena concept of risk debates / Ortwin Renn -- Social drama and risk evaluation / Ingar Palmlund -- Public wisdom, expert fallibility : toward a contextual theory of risk / Harry Otway -- Heuristics, biases, and the not-so-general publics : expertise and error in the assessment of risks / William R. Freudenburg. Three types of risk assessment and the emergence of post-normal science / Silvio O. Funtowicz and Jerome R. Ravetz -- Risk and social learning : reification to engagement / Brian Wynne -- A conceptual framework for managing low-probability events / Howard Kunreuther -- Expert knowledge and public values in risk management : the role of decision analysis / Detlof von Winterfeldt -- Inconsistent values in risk management / Chris Whipple.