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Environmental Risk Planning and Management

Edited by Simon Gerrard, Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Risk, University of East Anglia, UK, R. Kerry Turner, Professor of Environmental Sciences, School of Environmental Sciences and Director, Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE) and the Programme in Environmental Decision Making (PEDM), University of East Anglia, UK and Ian J. Bateman, OBE, Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), University of Exeter, UK
The assessment and management of risks to human health and the environment has become a topic of increasing importance and presents one of the major challenges to modern society. This comprehensive volume draws together key papers from a range of different perspectives and offers the reader an important insight into the basic principles of environmental risk management.

Topics include the background to environmental risk, human health and ecological risk assessment, risk perception and communication, strategic issues in corporate environmental risk and environmental risk and siting hazardous facilities.
Extent: 640 pp
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Publication Date: 2001
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Sustainability
  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environment
  • Ecological Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Management Natural Resources
The assessment and management of risks to human health and the environment has become a topic of increasing importance and presents one of the major challenges to modern society. This comprehensive volume draws together key papers from a range of different perspectives and offers the reader an important insight into the basic principles of environmental risk management.

Topics include the background to environmental risk, human health and ecological risk assessment, risk perception and communication, strategic issues in corporate environmental risk and environmental risk and siting hazardous facilities.
42 articles, dating from 1983 to 1999
Contributors include: C.J. Atman, V.T. Covello, B. Fischhoff, J.X. Kasperson, R.E. Kasperson, T. O’Riordan, S. Rayner, O. Renn, P. Sandman, P. Slovic
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Simon Gerrard
PART I BACKGROUND TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
1. Vincent T. Covello and Jeryl Mumpower (1985), ‘Risk Analysis and Risk Management: An Historical Perspective’
2. Emmanuel Somers (1995), ‘Perspectives on Risk Management’
3. W. Kip Viscusi (1993), ‘The Value of Risks to Life and Health’
4. Roger E. Kasperson and Jeanne X. Kasperson (1996), ‘The Social Amplification and Attenuation of Risk’
5. Thomas Dietz, Paul C. Stern and Robert W. Rycroft (1989), ‘Definitions of Conflict and the Legitimation of Resources: The Case of Environmental Risk’
6. Cynthia G. Jardine and Steve E. Hrudey (1997), ‘Mixed Messages in Risk Communication’
7. Barry A. Turner (1994), ‘The Future for Risk Research’
PART II HUMAN HEALTH AND ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT
8. John Solbé (1999), ‘Vipers, Humic Acids and Hurricances: Some Thoughts on Environmental Risk Assessment in Europe’
9. Paolo F. Ricci and Mario C. Cirillo (1985), ‘Uncertainty in Health Risk Analysis’
10. Michael Gough (1991), ‘Human Health Effects: What the Data Indicate’
11. Keith R. Solomon (1996), ‘Overview of Recent Developments in Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment’
12. Glenn W. Suter II, Barney W. Cornaby, Charles T. Hadden, Ruth N. Hull, Mark Stack and Fred A. Zafran (1995), ‘An Approach for Balancing Health and Ecological Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites’
13. D.C. Kocher and F.O. Hoffman (1996), ‘Comment on "An Approach for Balancing Health and Ecological Risks at Hazardous Waste Sites"’
14. Robert J. Kavlock and Gerald T. Ankley (1996), ‘A Perspective on the Risk Assessment Process for Endocrine-Disruptive Effects on Wildlife and Human Health’
15. A. Dennis Lemly (1996), ‘Risk Assessment in the Regulatory Process for Wetlands’
16. Joanna Burger (1994), ‘How Should Success be Measured in Ecological Risk Assessment? The Importance of Predictive Accuracy’
PART III RISK PERCEPTION AND COMMUNICATION
17. Aaron Wildavsky and Karl Dake (1990), ‘Theories of Risk Perception: Who Fears What and Why?’
18. Cynthia J. Atman, Ann Bostrom, Baruch Fischhoff and M. Granger Morgan (1994), ‘Designing Risk Communications: Completing and Correcting Mental Models of Hazardous Processes, Part I’
19. Ann Bostrom, Cynthia J. Atman, Baruch Fischhoff and M. Granger Morgan (1994), ‘Evaluating Risk Communications: Completing and Correcting Mental Models of Hazardous Processes, Part II’
20. James Tansey and Tim O’Riordan (1999), ‘Cultural Theory and Risk: A Review’
21. Richard P. Barke, Hank Jenkins-Smith and Paul Slovic (1997), ‘Risk Perceptions of Men and Women Scientists’
22. Peter M. Sandman, Neil D. Weinstein and Paul Miller (1994), ‘High Risk or Low: How Location on a "Risk Ladder" Affects Perceived Risk’
23. Ortwin Renn (1998), ‘The Role of Risk Communication and Public Dialogue for Improving Risk Management’
24. Frank N. Laird (1989), ‘The Decline of Deference: The Political Context of Risk Communication’
25. Tamara R. Lave and Lester B. Lave (1991), ‘Public Perception of the Risks of Floods: Implications for Communication’
26. Roger E. Kasperson (1986), ‘Six Propositions on Public Participation and Their Relevance for Risk Communication’
27. Baruch Fischhoff (1995), ‘Risk Perception and Communication Unplugged: Twenty Years of Process’
28. Richard G. Peters, Vincent T. Covello and David B. McCallum (1997), ‘The Determinants of Trust and Credibility in Environmental Risk Communication: An Empirical Study’
29. Josée C.M. Van Eijndhoven, Rob A.P.M. Weterings, Cor W. Worrell, Joop de Boer, Joop van der Pligt and Pieter-Jan M. Stallen (1994), ‘Risk Communication in The Netherlands: The Monitored Introduction of the EC "Post-Seveso" Directive’
PART IV STRATEGIC ISSUES IN CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
30. M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell (1996), ‘Global Risk Management’
31. A. Neale (1997), ‘Organisational Learning in Contested Environments: Lessons from Brent Spar’
32. Susan L. Santos, Vincent T. Covello and David B. McCallum (1996), ‘Industry Response to SARA Title III: Pollution Prevention, Risk Reduction, and Risk Communication’
33. Peter Mascini (1998), ‘Risky Information: Social Limits to Risk Management’
PART V ENVIRONMENTAL RISK AND SITING HAZARDOUS FACILITIES
34. Michael K. Lindell and Timothy C. Earle (1983), ‘How Close Is Close Enough: Public Perceptions of the Risks of Industrial Facilities’
35. Roger E. Kasperson, Dominic Golding and Seth Tuler (1992), ‘Social Distrust as a Factor in Siting Hazardous Facilities and Communicating Risks’
36. Howard Kunreuther, Kevin Fitzgerald and Thomas D. Aarts (1993), ‘Siting Noxious Facilities: A Test of the Facility Siting Credo’
37. Patrick Field, Howard Raiffa and Lawrence Susskind (1996), ‘Risk and Justice: Rethinking the Concept of Compensation’
PART VI ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT
38. Michael Thompson and Steve Rayner (1998), ‘Risk and Governance Part I: The Discourses of Climate Change’
39. Michael Thompson, Steve Rayner and Steven Ney (1998), ‘Risk and Governance Part II: Policy in a Complex and Plurally Perceived World’
40. David Lewis Feldman, Ruth Anne Hanahan and Ralph Perhac (1999), ‘Environmental Priority-Setting Through Comparative Risk Assessment’
41. Paul Bennett (1999), ‘Governing Environmental Risk: Regulation, Insurance and Moral Economy’
42. Richard J. Zeckhauser and W. Kip Viscusi (1996), ‘The Risk Management Dilemma’
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