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Four Volume Set
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March 2017 | 1 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The notion of risk, and the associated concepts of hazard, uncertainty and probability, is a modern one. Such is our preoccupation with anticipating and trying to manage the future living in a ‘risk society', according to Ulrich Beck's famous account. The study of risk - as an at least partially social phenomenon of the modern world - is an even more recent development than the term itself. Risk-related research has increased exponentially since its beginnings in the late 1960s, indicated by the array of specialist journals such as Risk Analysis, Journal of Risk Research and Health, Risk and Society. From original concerns with public perception of risk from technology, food, health, environment and media it has expanded into many new areas, such as terrorism and child safety.

This major work brings together articles that have made an impact and have implications beyond their disciplinary field or topic area, and the literature is organised into the following thematic volumes:

Volume One: Psychological - and American - Origins 

Volume Two: Social Turn and Social Theories 

Volume Three: Regulation Governance and Applied Studies 

Volume Four:
Consequences, Debates, Implications

 
VOLUME ONE: PSYCHOLOGICAL –AND AMERICAN – ORIGINS
Social Benefit versus Technological Risk: What Is Our Society Willing to Pay for Safety? Chauncey Starr
Perception of Risk Paul Slovic
Perceived Risk, Real Risk: Social Science and the Art of Probabilistic Risk Assessment William R. Freudenberg
How Safe Is Enough? A Psychometric Study of Attitudes towards Technological Risks and Benefits Baruch Fishchoff, Paul Slovic, Sarah Lichtenstein, Stephen Read and Barbara Combs
Comparative Studies of Risk Perception: A Review of Twenty Years of Research Åsa Boholm
Risk Perception and Communication Unplugged: Twenty Years of Process Baruch Fischhoff
Conditions for Intuitive Expertise: A Failure to Disagree Daniel Kahneman and Gary Klein
Reasoning the Fast and Frugal Way: Models of Bounded Rationality Gerd Gigerenzer and Daniel G. Goldstein
Judgement under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman
Probability Neglect: Emotions, Worst Cases, and Law Cass R. Sunstein
When Lives Are in Their Hands: Dilemmas of the Societal Decision Maker Sarah Lichtenstein, Robin Gregory, Paul Slovic and Willem A. Wagenaar
American Exceptionalism and the Political Acknowledgement of Risk Sheila Jasanoff
Genealogies of Risk: Searching for Safety, 1930s–1970s William Boyd
 
VOLUME TWO: SOCIAL TURN AND SOCIAL THEORIES
Gender, Race and Perception of Environmental Health Risks James Flynn, Paul Slovic and C.K. Mertz
Media Discourse and Public Opinion on Nuclear Power: A Constructionist Approach William A. Gamson and Andre Modigliani
The Social Amplification of Risk: A Conceptual Framework Roger E. Kasperson, Ortwin Renn, Paul Slovic, Halina S. Brown, Jacque Emel, Robert Goble, Jeanne X. Kasperson and Samuel Ratick
Risk and Responsibility Anthony Giddens
World Risk Society as Cosmopolitan Society? Ecological Questions in a Framework of Manufactured Uncertainties Ulrich Beck
Living in a World Risk Society Ulrich Beck
Critical Reflections on “Reflexive Modernization” Jeffrey C. Alexander
Beck, Individualization and the Death of Class: A Critique Will Atkinson
Environment, Modernity and the Risk-Society: The Apocalyptic Horizon of Environmental Reform Arthur P.J. Mol and Gert Spaargaren
Moral Panic versus the Risk Society: The Implications of the Changing Sites of Social Anxiety Sheldon Ungar
The Social Fabric at Risk: Toward the Social Transformation of Risk Analysis James F. Short, Jr
Governmentality and the Risk Society Pat O’Malley
Risk as a Forensic Resource Mary Douglas
How Fair Is Safe Enough? The Cultural Approach to Societal Technology Choice Steve Rayner and Robin Cantor
The Social Construction of Risk Objects: Or, How to Pry Open Networks of Risk Stephen Hilgartner
 
VOLUME THREE: REGULATION GOVERNANCE AND APPLIED STUDIES
Heading into the Unknown: Everyday Strategies for Managing Risk and Uncertainty Jens O. Zinn
Edgework: A Social Psychological Analysis of Voluntary Risk-Taking Stephen Lyng
Risk Rationalities in Contemporary Social Work Policy and Practice Hazel Kemshall
The Rise and Fall of Risk Reporting Jenny Kitzinger and Jacquie Reilly
The Institutional Origins of Risk: A New Agenda for Risk Research Henry Rothstein
The Risk Management of Everything Michael Power
The Limits and Variety of Risk-based Governance: The Case of Flood Management in Germany and England Kristian Krieger
Risk Analysis and Risk Management: An Historical Perspective Vincent T. Covello and Jeryl Mumpower
The Rise of the Regulatory State in Europe Giandomenico Majone
The Hare and the Tortoise Revisited: The New Politics of Consumer and Environmental Regulation in Europe David Vogel
Comparing Precaution in the United States and Europe Jonathan B. Wiener and Michael D. Rogers
 
VOLUME FOUR: CONSEQUENCES, DEBATES, IMPLICATIONS
The Policy Implications of Different Concepts of Risk Judith A. Bradbury
Technical and Democratic Values in Risk Analysis Daniel J. Fiorino
Misunderstood Misunderstanding: Social Identities and Public Uptake of Science Brian Wynne
Fear of Democracy: A Cultural Evaluation of Sunstein on Risk Dan M. Kahan, Paul Slovic, Donald Braman and John Gastil
Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire: Behavioral Reactions to Terrorist Attacks Gerd Gigerenzer
The Dangers of Hanging Baskets: “Regulatory Myths” and Media Representations of Health and Safety Regulation Paul Almond
Safety Management and Public Spaces: Restoring Balance David J. Ball and Laurence Ball-King
The Rise of Risk and the Decline of Politics Steve Rayner
Science and the Precautionary Principle Kenneth R. Foster, Paolo Vecchia and Michael H. Repacholi
The Precautionary Principle and the Uncertainty Paradox Marjolein B.A. Van Asselt and Ellen Vos
Perceived Risk, Trust and Democracy Paul Slovic
The Future Lies in Uncertainty D.J. Spiegelhalter
Using Surveys in Public Participation Processes for Risk Decision Making: The Case of the 2003 British GM Nation? Public Debate Nick F. Pidgeon, Wouter Poortinga, Gene Rowe, Tom-Horlick Jones, John Walls and Tim O’Riordan
Public Participation Methods: A Framework for Evaluation Gene Rowe and Lynn J. Frewer

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