An examination of different theoretical, methodological and practical approaches towards the management of risk. Seven dimensions of the debate are identified, and the case for each position is put forward, the whole discussion being set in context and perspective. This volume attempts to identify and juxtapose the contested doctrines and underlying assumptions in the field of risk management.
Anticipation in risk management - a stich in time...? Anticipation versus reliance, Christopher Hood, David Jones; Anticipating the risk posed by natural perils, David Jones; Hazard engineering, David Blockley; Resilience, flexibility and diversity in managing the risks of technologies, David Collingridge. Absolution, liability and blame - pointing the finger: Absolutism versus blame, Christopher Hood, david Jones; Criminal law, blame and risk: the case of corporate manslaughter, Celia Wells; The problem of blame, Tom Horlick-Jones; Blame, punishment and risk management, A. Neil Johnston. Quantitative risk assessment and risk management - faith in figures: The extent to which "statistics are signs from God", Christopher Hood, David Jones; Quantitative risk assessment and decisions about risk: an essential input into the decision process, A.V. Cohen; Limits to the mathematical modelling of disasters, B. Toft. Designing institutions - a house of cards? The feasibility of institutional design in risk management, Christopher Hood, David Jones; Risk and disaster: the role of communications breakdown in plane crashes and business failure, David Weir; Criteria for the design of hazard mitigation instructions, Edmund Penning-Rowsell. Counting the cost: Risk reduction, but at what price? Christopher Hood, David Jones; Is safety a by-product of quality management, Tom Horlick-Jones; Risk management: an economist's approach, Sir Christopher Foster. Participation in risk management decisions: To what extent is risk management best left to experts, Christopher Hood, David Jones; technocracy, democracy, secrecy and error, Nick Pidgeon; Risk management, post-normal science and extended peer communities, Silvio O. Funtowicz, Jerome R. Ravetz; Exploring the role of civic science in risk management, Timothy O'Riordan. The regulatory target - crying over spilt milk: Should regulation be targeted on physical products or institutional processes, Christopher Hood, David Jones; Risk and emerging technology: the case of process-based regulation of biotechnology in Europe, Simon Shohet. Conclusion - learning from your desk lamp: Homeostatic versus collaborationist approaches to risk management, Christopher Hood, David Jones; When extremes meet: "sprat" versus "shark" in public risk management, Christopher Hood.
Risk management, Management & management techniques, Health & safety issues