Risk Management and Society

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Eve Coles, Denis Smith, Steve Tombs
Springer Science & Business Media, 2000 - 300 pages
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Recent events like the BSE and GM food crises, and the Concorde crash in July 2000, have illustrated that large private and public sector organisations are vulnerable and can suffer from major disruption to their business. Awareness of the need to develop expertise in risk management has grown and as a result new programs of research and teaching in risk and crisis management are being developed at universities.
The contributions to this volume have been selected by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to risk, and by considering the implications for management, business and society. The contributions are written by recognized experts in their fields and represent a unique collection of papers on the topic.
Audience: The book will be of benefit to scientists, managers, politicians and trainers in academia, business and industry involved in risk analysis, assessment and management, regulation and deregulation of risk, crisis management and accidents and disasters.

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Contents

Of course its safe trust me Conceptualising issues of risk management within the Risk Society
1
the UK pumped storage business
31
The Need for a paradigm shift?
53
Incentives for loss prevention instead of disaster management by the state in the case of catastrophic risks
81
History repeating itself? Expertise barriers to learning and the precautionary principle
101
The social construction and deconstruction of risk
125
Stress at work and its implications for emergency management
143
Hegemony governance and the US chemical industry
165
The politics of occupational safety regulation in UK manufacturing industries
189
Deregulation and BSE
207
Piper Alpha and the British offshore oil industry
227
Offshore workers perceptions of changing levels of risk
263
The Implications for Management
285
Index
297
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