Conclusions: Integrating Trust into Risk Management

  • Ragnar E. Löfstedt


The case studies in this book illustrate the importance of the level of public trust in determining the best risk management strategy to employ. This concluding chapter examines the factors that appear most relevant for effective regulation in different contexts and synthesizes them into a decision tree for risk managers. Three major lessons emerge from the case studies as to what leads to effective regulation in various situations, and these will be summarized below.


Risk Communication Special Interest Group Public Trust Risk Management Strategy Deliberative Process 
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Notes and References

  1. 1.
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    NRC, Improving Risk Communication (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1989).Google Scholar
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    Jacques Thomassen, ‘Support for democratic values’, in H.-D. Klingman and D. Fuchs (eds), Citizens and the State (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).Google Scholar
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    Ragnar E. Löfstedt and Tom Horlick-Jones, ‘Environmental regulation in the UK: politics, institutional change and public trust’, in George Cvetkovich and Ragnar E. Löfstedt (eds), Social Trust and the Management of Risk (London: Earthscan, 1999), 73–88.Google Scholar

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