Risk Evaluation and Management

Risk Evaluation and Management

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Public attention has focused in recent years on an array of technological risks to health, safety, and the environment. At the same time, responsibilities for technological risk as sessment, evaluation, and management have grown in both the public and private sectors because of a perceived need to anticipate, prevent, or reduce the risks inherent in modem society. In attempting to meet these responsibilities, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and private sector institutions have had to deal with the extraordinarily complex problems of assessing and balancing risks, costs, and benefits. The need to help society cope with technological risks has given rise to a new intellectual endeavor: the social and behavioral study of issues in risk evaluation and risk management. The scope and complexity of these analyses require a high degree of cooperative effort on the part of specialists from many fields. Analyzing social and behavioral issues requires the efforts of political scientists, sociologists, decision analysts, management scientists, econ omists, psychologists, philosophers, and policy analysts, among others.... University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California 90089 Michael E. Kraft Department of Public and Environmental Administration, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301 Lester B. Lave Graduate School of Industrialanbsp;...


Title:Risk Evaluation and Management
Author: V.T. Covello, Joshua Menkes, J.L. Mumpower
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06
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