Accident And Design: Contemporary Debates On Risk Management

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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An examination of theoretical, methodological and practical approaches towards the management of risk.

Table of Contents

Anticipation in risk management - a stich in time... ? Anticipation versus reliance
Anticipating the risk posed by natural perils
Hazard engineering
Resilience, flexibility and diversity in managing the risks of technologies
Absolution, liability and blame - pointing the finger: Absolutism versus blame
Criminal law, blame and risk: the case of corporate manslaughter
The problem of blame
Blame, punishment and risk management
Quantitative risk assessment and risk management - faith in figures: The extent to which "statistics are signs from God"
Quantitative risk assessment and decisions about risk: an essential input into the decision process
Limits to the mathematical modelling of disasters
Designing institutions - a house of cards? The feasibility of institutional design in risk management
Risk and disaster: the role of communications breakdown in plane crashes and business failure
Criteria for the design of hazard mitigation instructions
Counting the cost: Risk reduction, but at what price? Christopher Hood
Is safety a by-product of quality management
Risk management: an economist's approach
Participation in risk management decisions: To what extent is risk management best left to experts
Technocracy, democracy, secrecy and error
Risk management, post-normal science and extended peer communities
Exploring the role of civic science in risk management
The regulatory target - crying over spilt milk: Should regulation be targeted on physical products or institutional processes
Risk and emerging technology: the case of process-based regulation of biotechnology in Europe
Conclusion - learning from your desk lamp: Homeostatic versus collaborationist approaches to risk management
When extremes meet: "sprat" versus "shark" in public risk management
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