Risk Management in Post-Trust Societies

  • Authors
  • Ragnar E. Löfstedt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ragnar E. Löfstedt
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ragnar E. Löfstedt
    Pages 15-33
  4. Ragnar E. Löfstedt
    Pages 83-102
  5. Ragnar E. Löfstedt
    Pages 103-124
  6. Ragnar E. Löfstedt
    Pages 125-134
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-165

About this book

Introduction

Risk communication helps companies, governments and institutions minimise disputes, resolve issues and anticipate problems before they result in an irreversible breakdown in communications. Without good risk communication and good risk management, policy makers have no roadmap to guide them through unforeseen problems, which frequently derails the best policies and results in a breakdown in communications and a loss of trust on behalf of those they are trying hardest to persuade. Most policy makers still use outdated methods - developed at a time before health scares like BSE, genetically modified organisms and dioxin in Belgian chicken feed eroded public confidence in industry and government - to communicate policies and achieve their objectives. Good risk communication is still possible, however. In this book, through the use of a host of case studies from four countries, the author identifies a series of methods that are set to work in a post trust society.

Keywords

communication Risk Communication Risk Management trust

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230503946
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-52594-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50394-6
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