Communicating about Risks to Environment and Health in Europe / Edition 1

Communicating about Risks to Environment and Health in Europe / Edition 1

by Philip C.R. Gray
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792345193

ISBN-13: 9780792345190

Pub. Date: 05/31/1998

Publisher: Springer US

Public experience with risk communication differs greatly from country to country in Europe and there has been little opportunity for the transfer of experience and learning between countries. This is especially true for the many new European States, including the countries in transition from centralised to market economies.
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Overview

Public experience with risk communication differs greatly from country to country in Europe and there has been little opportunity for the transfer of experience and learning between countries. This is especially true for the many new European States, including the countries in transition from centralised to market economies.
This book presents case studies on risk communication. One of its unifying concepts is the role of risk communication in the risk management process. Technical and philosophical introductions to risk communication and risk management and research in risk communication are given.
The case studies themselves occupy the central portion of the book, each one covering a particular hazard, risk or situation seen from a particular point of view. The issue of the special circumstances for environmental and health risk communication in central and eastern Europe is also addressed through a separate presentation and discussion of an appropriate case study. A different approach to risk communication is taken by examining how it forms part of the risk management process at the local level. Research into risk perception, a field that forms an important foundation for many aspects of risk communication, is summarised and practical guidelines for risk communication are reviewed. These include discussions on how to carry out public information programmes and methods for increasing public involvement in risk management decisions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792345190
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
05/31/1998
Series:
Risk, Governance and Society Series, #11
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction: The Risk Management Process. 2. The Role and Nature of Risk Communication in Europe. 3. Case Studies. 4. Risk Communication in Central and Eastern Europe: The Role of the Environmental Movement. 5. Actors, Scenarios and Settings. 6. Understanding Risk Perception. 7. Guidelines for Risk Communication. 8. The Public Debates and Issues for Further Development. Glossary.

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