The Perception of Risk (Earthscan Risk in Society) (Hardcover)

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The concept of risk is an outgrowth of our society's great concern about coping with the dangers of modern life. The Perception of Risk brings together the work of Paul Slovic, one of the world's leading analysts of risk, risk perception and risk management, to examine the gap between expert views of risk and public perceptions. Ordered chronologically, it allows the reader to see the evolution of our understanding of such perceptions, from early studies identifying public misconceptions of risk to recent work that recognizes the importance and legitimacy of equity, trust, power and other value-laden issues underlying public concern.

About the Author

Paul Slovic is President of Decision Research and Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781853835278
ISBN-10: 1853835277
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 512
Language: English
Series: Earthscan Risk in Society

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