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Abstract

This book has its origins in the early days of the Industrial Risk Programme of the Joint Research Centre of the CEC, and was mainly finalized in a meeting (October 1984) between the 9 authors, and senior policymakers and scientists from 21 organizations in 10 countries, Chapter one (H. Otway) gives an overview of the emergence of risk analysis, its use in regulation; chapters two to four (authors T.O'Riordan, G. Majone, M. Baram) treat various aspects of government regulation of industrial risks, especially the roles of regulatory agencies and industry; chapter 5 (M. Pollack) traces the growth of public participation and the impact of pressure groups; chapter 6 (A. Rip) discusses experts in public arenas; chapter 7 (O. Renn) reviews the uses and limitations of various approaches to risk analysis; in chapter 8 (M. Peltu) the role of the communications media in presenting risk information and in influencing regulation is analyzed; and lastly chapter 9 (B. Wynne) draws together all themes with a case study: comparison of the regulation of hazardous waste in several European Countries. The book tries to avoid technological and sociological jargon and aims to appeal to a wide variety of people, not least in the hope that new ideas and perspectives can be found.

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Authors: OTWAY H JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY) PELTU M INFORMATICS ASSOCIATES, LONDON (UK) , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (ITALY);INFORMATICS ASSOCIATES, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: 181 P., 1985, ISBN 0-408-00740-0 WRITE TO BUTTERWORTHS AND CO (PUBLISHERS) LTD., BOROUGH GREEN, SEVENOAKS, KENT TN15 8PH (UK), PRICE: UKL 25, (EUR 9926 EN).
Record Number: 1989124112100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en