Socially Responsible Engineering: Justice in Risk Management / Edition 1

Socially Responsible Engineering: Justice in Risk Management / Edition 1

by Daniel A. Vallero, P. Aarne Vesilind
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471787078

ISBN-13: 9780471787075

Pub. Date: 09/11/2006

Publisher: Wiley

The only guide to understanding ethical challenges in engineering projects from both a technical and a social perspective

What does it mean to be a "good" engineer, planner, or design professional in the ethical sense? Technical professionals must make daily decisions which impact upon the quality of life of those who live near the facilities, plants, structures,

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Overview

The only guide to understanding ethical challenges in engineering projects from both a technical and a social perspective

What does it mean to be a "good" engineer, planner, or design professional in the ethical sense? Technical professionals must make daily decisions which impact upon the quality of life of those who live near the facilities, plants, structures, and thoroughfares they design, and in the cities and communities they plan and build. The questions of where these projects are built, who they are to serve, and how they will affect those who live near them are at the heart of Socially Responsible Engineering. Written from the perspective of the engineer, this new resource from two leading engineering authors is essential to professionals and students who must grapple with how solutions to engineering problems impact the people those solutions are meant to serve.

The first book of its kind to focus on the environmental implications of engineering ethics and justice, Socially Responsible Engineering provides a wealth of tools for evaluating projects from an ethical perspective and properly assessing the inherent risk to communities affected by engineering projects. This thorough book provides a historical and philosophical foundation of environmental justice, as well as:
* Case studies highlighting real-world concepts of environmental justice
* Practical examples of investigations, resolutions when possible, and questions for further debate
* Biographical sketches of key scientists, engineers, and activists who have contributed to our growing sense of environmental justice

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471787075
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/11/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

1 And Justice for All.

2 Moral Justification for Environmental Justice.

3 Justice and the Engineering Profession.

4 Direct Risks to Human Health and Welfare.

5 Indirect Risks to Human Health and Welfare.

6 Green Engineering.

7 Environmental Justice Reconsidered.

Appendix 1: Physicochemical Properties Important in Hazard Identification of Chemical Compounds.

Appendix 2: Radiative Forcing and Global Warming.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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