Social Contours of Risk
Risk Analysis, Corporations and the Globalization of Risk Volume 2
Normal Price: $299.00
Your Price: $269.10 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $29.90! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.46 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Social Contours of Risk by Roger E. Kasperson
Book DescriptionWe live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes 1 and 2, two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk bring together their most important contributions to this fundamental and wide-ranging field. Volume II centres on the analysis and management of risk in society, in international business and multinationals, and globally. The 'acceptability' of risk to an individual depends on the context, whether the larger society or in, for example, a corporate framework. Their work clarifies the structures and processes for managing risks in the private sector and the factors that produce or impede effective decisions. The authors demonstrate that corporate culture is crucial in determining risk management. They analyse the transfer of corporate risk management systems from industrial to developing countries, and how globalization is spreading and creating new kinds of risk - the combination of traditional and modern hazards presented by climate change, technology transfer and economic growth. They describe the new priorities and capacities needed to deal with these enhanced vulnerabilities around the globe.
Buy Social Contours of Risk book by Roger E. Kasperson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781844070725
(234mm x 156mm x 49mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger E. Kasperson
World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk, Hardback (March 2015)
World Atlas of Natural Disaster Risk
Integrating Science and Policy, Hardback (February 2011)
As progress towards a greater knowledge in sustainability science continues, the question of how better to integrate scientific progress with actual decisions made by practitioners remains paramount. This book aims to help close the gap between science and practice.
Social Contours of Risk, Paperback (March 2005)
We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. This book focuses on the analysis and management of risk in society, in international business and multinationals, and globally.
Social Amplification of Risk, Paperback (July 2003)» View all books by Roger E. Kasperson
This volume brings together case studies and theoretical work informed by the social amplification of risk framework.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Social Contours of Risk book by Roger E. Kasperson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Roger E. Kasperson
Jeanne X Kasperson was Research Associate Professor and Research Librarian and Roger E Kasperson is Research Professor and Distinguished Scientist also at Clark University, USA.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687