© 1986

Risk Evaluation and Management

  • Vincent T. Covello
  • Joshua Menkes
  • Jeryl Mumpower

Part of the Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis book series (CIRA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Public Perceptions of Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff, Sarah Lichtenstein
      Pages 3-24
    3. Donald R. DeLuca, Jan A. J. Stolwijk, Wendy Horowitz
      Pages 25-67
    4. Ward Edwards, Detlof von Winterfeldt
      Pages 69-92
    5. David M. Buss, Kenneth H. Craik, Karl M. Dake
      Pages 93-130
    6. Marx W. Wartofsky
      Pages 131-153
  3. Risk Evaluation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Edward W. Lawless, Martin V. Jones, Richard M. Jones
      Pages 157-182
    3. James S. Dyer, Rakesh K. Sarin
      Pages 221-231
    4. Ralph L. Keeney
      Pages 233-248
    5. C. Hohenemser, R. Goble, J. X. Kasperson, R. E. Kasperson, R. W. Kates, P. Collins et al.
      Pages 249-274
    6. Kristin Shrader-Frechette
      Pages 275-295
    7. R. Talbot Page, John A. Ferejohn
      Pages 297-318
    8. Lloyd L. Philipson
      Pages 319-333
  4. Risk Management

About this book


Public attention has focused in recent years on an array of technological risks to health, safety, and the environment. At the same time, responsibilities for technological risk as­ sessment, evaluation, and management have grown in both the public and private sectors because of a perceived need to anticipate, prevent, or reduce the risks inherent in modem society. In attempting to meet these responsibilities, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and private sector institutions have had to deal with the extraordinarily complex problems of assessing and balancing risks, costs, and benefits. The need to help society cope with technological risks has given rise to a new intellectual endeavor: the social and behavioral study of issues in risk evaluation and risk management. The scope and complexity of these analyses require a high degree of cooperative effort on the part of specialists from many fields. Analyzing social and behavioral issues requires the efforts of political scientists, sociologists, decision analysts, management scientists, econ­ omists, psychologists, philosophers, and policy analysts, among others.


Institution environment evaluation health safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent T. Covello
    • 1
  • Joshua Menkes
    • 2
  • Jeryl Mumpower
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Policy Research and Analysis, Policy Sciences SectionNational Science FoundationWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.National Science FoundationWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Public AdministrationState University of New York at AlbanyAlbanyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Risk Evaluation and Management
  • Editors V.T. Covello
    Joshua Menkes
    J.L. Mumpower
  • Series Title Contemporary Issues in Risk Analysis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-41978-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-9245-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-2103-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 556
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
    Social Sciences, general
    Statistics, general
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