The Social Amplification of Riskby Nick Pidgeon
Pub. Date: 08/28/2003
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 fields,… See more details below
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.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction Nick Pidgeon, Roger E. Kasperson and Paul Slovic; Part I. Conceptual Foundations: 1. The social amplification of risk: assessing fifteen years of research and theory Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson, Nick Pidgeon and Paul Slovic; 2. The logical structure of the social amplification of risk framework (SARF): metatheoretical foundations and policy implications Eugene A. Rosa; 3. Social amplification of risk and the layering method Glynis M. Breakwell and Julie Barnett; 4. Institutional failure and the organizational amplification of risks: the need for a closer look William R. Freudenburg; Part II. Risk Signals and the Mass Media: 5. Trust, transparency and social context: implications of social amplification of risk Lynn J. Frewer; 6. Risk and relativity: BSE and the British media John Eldridge and Jacquie Reilly; 7. After amplification: rethinking the role of the media in risk communication Graham Murdock, Judith Petts and Tom Horlick-Jones; 8. Plague and arsenic: assignment of blame in the mass media and the social amplification and attenuation of risk Arvind Susarla; Part III. Public Perceptions and Social Controversy: 9. The dynamics of risk amplification and attenuation in context: a French case study Marc Poumadère and Claire Mays; 10. Public response to Y2K: social amplification and risk adaptation: or 'How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Y2K' Donald G. MacGregor; 11. The social dynamics of environmental risk perception: implications for risk communication research and practice Tom Horlick-Jones, Jonathan Sime and Nick Pidgeon; 12. Understanding amplification of complex risks issues: the risk story model applied to the EMF case Peter M. Wiedemann, Martin Clauberg and Holger Schütz; Part IV. Risk Ripples and Stigma Effects: 13. Integrating politics with the social amplification of risk framework: insights from an exploration in the criminal justice context Rajeev Gowda; 14. Nuclear stigma James Flynn; Part V. Policy and Management: 15. Searching for the public policy relevance of the risk amplification framework William Leiss; 16. Social amplification of risk in participation: two case studies Ortwin Renn; Bibliography; Index.
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