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Risk Analysis and Society An Interdisciplinary Characterization of the Field

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ISBN-10: 0521825563

ISBN-13: 9780521825566

Edition: 2003

Authors: Timothy McDaniels, Mitchell J. Small

List price: $116.00
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This book provides an interdisciplinary and international characterization of the state of the art and science of risk analysis. Such an analysis is needed to ensure better management of choices concerning environmental, health and technology-based hazards that increasingly affect peoples' lives on an international scale. Including chapters by many of the world's leading risk researchers, this comprehensive work will provide insight into the scope of important social and technical issues that influence risks and their management.
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Book details

List price: $116.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/12/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Introduction: Risk analysis and society: an interdisciplinary characterization of the field
Fundamental Character of Risk
The conception of variability in risk analyses: developments since 1980
Mechanistic considerations in the harmonization of dose-response methodology: the role of redundancy at different levels of biological organization
Risk of extreme and rare events: lessons from a selection of approaches
Environmental risk and justice
Methods for Risk Assessment
Uncertain risk: the role and limits of quantitative assessment
Valuing risk management choices
The role of efficiency in risk management
New Approaches and Needs for Risk Management
The challenge of integrating participation and discourse in risk management
Global change and transboundary risks
Environmental risks and developing countries: an Asian perspective
Summary and Future Directions
State of the art and new directions in risk assessment and risk management: fundamental issues of measurement and management