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In the chamber of risks : understanding risk controversies

Author: William Leiss
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through a new set of detailed case studies, William Leiss shows that while industry and governments have made much progress in responsibly managing risks to health and environment, they remain quite poor at managing their involvements with risk issues, that is, with the often intense controversies about the way in which risks should be managed. This organizational risk, associated with misunderstanding the nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Leiss
ISBN: 0773522387 9780773522381 0773522468 9780773522466
OCLC Number: 46660856
Description: xv, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Risk issue management --
Frankenfoods; or, the trouble with science --
Cellular telephones --
MMT, a risk management masquerade --
Regulating nuclear power: the mismanagement of public consultation in Canada / Michael D. Mehta --
Environment's x-file: pulp mill effluent regulation --
Between expertise and bureaucracy: trapped at the interface of science and policy --
The CEPA soap opera --
Voluntary instruments / Éric Darier and Deborah VanNijnatten --
Tobacco uncontrolled --
Into the maze of moral risks --
Towards competence in risk issue management --
Appendix: providing independent expert advice to government and the public.
Responsibility: William Leiss.

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Examines how governments and industry must both protect the public by managing risks effectively and engage responsibly with citizens in controversies about risks and risk management.  Read more...

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