Perspectives on Uncertainty and Risk

The PRIMA Approach to Decision Support

  • Marjolein B. A. van Asselt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


This volume is intended to stimulate a change in the practice of decision support, advocating an interdisciplinary approach centred on both social and natural sciences, both theory and practice.
It addresses the issue of analysis and management of uncertainty and risk in decision support corresponding to the aims of Integrated Assessment. A pluralistic method is necessary to account for legitimate plural interpretations of uncertainty and multiple risk perceptions. A wide range of methods and tools is presented to contribute to adequate and effective pluralistic uncertainty management and risk analysis in decision support endeavours. Special attention is given to the development of one such approach, the Pluralistic fRamework for Integrated uncertainty Management and risk Analysis (PRIMA), of which the practical value is explored in the context of the Environmental Outlooks produced by the Dutch Institute for Public Health and Environment (RIVM).
Audience: This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners whose work involves decision support, uncertainty management, risk analysis, environmental planning, and Integrated Assessment.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Marjolein B. A. van Asselt
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  1. 1.International Centre for Integrative Studies (ICIS)Maastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5597-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2583-5
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