The Social Response to Environmental Risk: Policy Formulation in an Age of Uncertainty

The Social Response to Environmental Risk: Policy Formulation in an Age of Uncertainty

by Daniel W. Bromley
     
 

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This volume addresses a wide range of issues pertaining to the presence of risk in environmental policy. Topics include individual perceptions of risk, the valuation of environmental risks, the reporting and discussion of risks in the media, alternative government roles in addressing environmental risks, and examples of several public policy issues involving risks

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This volume addresses a wide range of issues pertaining to the presence of risk in environmental policy. Topics include individual perceptions of risk, the valuation of environmental risks, the reporting and discussion of risks in the media, alternative government roles in addressing environmental risks, and examples of several public policy issues involving risks  biotechnology, hazardous waste facilities, and occupational hazards. These issues are viewed in the context of collective perceptions of entitlements that determine individual and group exposures to environmental risks. The book includes contributions from leading scholars in the field of risk and uncertainty across a number of disciplines including: Howard Kunreuther (decision sciences), Lola Lopes (psychology), V. Kerry Smith (environmental economics), and W. Kip Viscusi (risk and uncertainty).

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ISBN-13:
9780792392088
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Recent Economic Thought Series, #24
Edition description:
1992
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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