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The social amplification of risk

Author: Nick F Pidgeon; Roger E Kasperson; Paul Slovic
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The management of and communication about risks has become a major question of public policy and intellectual debate in the modern world. The social amplification of risk framework describes how both social and individual factors act to amplify or dampen perceptions of risk and through this create secondary effects such as stigmatisation of technologies, economic losses or regulatory impacts. This volume, edited by  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick F Pidgeon; Roger E Kasperson; Paul Slovic
ISBN: 9780511550461 0511550464
OCLC Number: 1127399846
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: The social amplification of risk : assessing fifteen years of research and theory / Jeanne X. Kasperson [and others] --
The logical structure of the social amplification of risk framework (SARF) : metatheoretical foundations and policy implications / Eugene A. Rosa --
Social amplification of risk and the layering method / Glynis M. Breakwell and Julie Barnett --
Institutional failure and the organizational amplification of risks : the need for a closer look / William R. Freudenburg --
Trust, transparency, and social context : implications for social amplification of risk / Lynn J. Frewer --
Risk and relativity : BSE and the British media / John Eldridge and Jacquie Reilly --
After amplification : rethinking the role of the media in risk communication / Graham Murdock, Judith Petts, and Tom Horlick-Jones --
Plague and arsenic : assignment of blame in the mass media and the social amplification and attenuation of risk / Arvind Susarla --
The dynamics of risk amplification and attenuation in context : a French case study / Marc Poumadère and Claire Mays --
Public response to Y2K : social amplification and risk adaptation : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love Y2K / Donald G. MacGregor --
The social dynamics of environmental risk perception : implications for risk communication research and practice / Tom Horlick-Jones, Jonathan Sime, and Nick Pidgeon --
Understanding amplification of complex risk issues : the risk story model applied to the EMF case / Peter M. Wiedemann, Martin Clauberg, and Holger Schütz --
Integrating politics with the social amplification of risk framework : insights from an exploration in the criminal justice context / M.V. Rajeev Gowda --
Nuclear stigma / James Flynn --
Searching for the public policy relevance of the risk amplification framework / William Leiss --
Social amplification of risk in participation : two case studies / Ortwin Renn.
Responsibility: edited by Nick Pidgeon, Roger E. Kasperson, and Paul Slovic.

Abstract:

The management of and communication about risks has become a major question of public policy and intellectual debate in the modern world. The social amplification of risk framework describes how both social and individual factors act to amplify or dampen perceptions of risk and through this create secondary effects such as stigmatisation of technologies, economic losses or regulatory impacts. This volume, edited by three of the world's leading analysts of risk and its communication, brings together contributions from a group of international experts working in the field of risk perception and risk communication. Key conceptual issues are discussed as well as a range of recent case studies (spanning BSE and food safety, AIDS/HIV, nuclear power, child protection, Y2K, electromagnetic fields, and waste incineration) that take forward the state-of-the-art in risk amplification theory. The volume also draws attention to lessons for public policy, risk management and risk communication practice.

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