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Abstract

The kind, magnitude and distribution of the risks borne by industrialized societies are determined by regulations and the effectiveness of their implementation and enforcement. The authors examine the paradox that the quantified, "hard" risk estimates which provide the scientific basis for the linear model of regulation are, in fact, unrealistic because they are unable to deal with human and organizational influences on regulatory processes. The principal elements of regulation are discussed and placed in a more comprehensive and realistic perspective.

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Authors: OTWAY H J JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) RAVETZ J DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, LEEDS UNIVERSITY (UK). , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE, LEEDS UNIVERSITY (UK).
Bibliographic Reference: FUTURES, VOL. 16 (1984), NO. 3, PP. 217-232
Record Number: 1989122098800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en