The Social Amplification of Risk / Edition 1

The Social Amplification of Risk / Edition 1

by Nick Pidgeon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521520444

ISBN-13: 9780521520447

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Edited by three well-known analysts of risk and its communication, this volume brings together contributions from a group of international experts in risk perception and risk communication. Key conceptual issues are discussed as well as a range of recent case studies that span BSE and food safety, AIDS/HIV, nuclear power, child protection, Y2K, electromagnetic

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Edited by three well-known analysts of risk and its communication, this volume brings together contributions from a group of international experts in risk perception and risk communication. Key conceptual issues are discussed as well as a range of recent case studies that span BSE and food safety, AIDS/HIV, nuclear power, child protection, Y2K, electromagnetic fields, and waste incineration. The volume also draws attention to issues in public policy, risk management and risk communication practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520447
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The social amplification of risk: assessing fifteen years of research and theory13
2The logical structure of the social amplifications of risk framework (SARF): Metatheoretical foundations and policy implications47
3Social amplification of risk and the layering method80
4Institutional failure and the organizational amplification of risks: the need for a closer look102
5Trust, transparency, and social context: implications for social amplification of risk123
6Risk and relativity: BSE and the British media138
7After amplification: rethinking the role of the media in risk communication156
8Plague and arsenic: assignment of blame in the mass media and the social amplification and attenuation of risk179
9The dynamics of risk amplification and attenuation in context: a French case study209
10Public response to Y2K: social amplification and risk adaptation: or, 'how I learned to stop worrying and love Y2K"243
11The social dynamics of environmental risk perception: implications for risk communication research and practice262
12Understanding amplification of complex risk issues: the risk story model applied to the EMF case286
13Integrating politics with the social amplification of risk framework: insights from an exploration in the criminal justice context305
14Nuclear stigma326
15Searching for the public policy relevance of the risk amplification framework355
16Social amplification of risk in participation: two case studies374
Bibliography402
Index436

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