Publisher description for The social amplification of risk / edited by Nick Pidgeon, Roger E. Kasperson, and Paul Slovic.


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Counter Edited by three well-known analysts of risk and its communication, this volume brings together contributions from a group of international experts in risk perception and risk communication. Key conceptual issues are discussed as well as a range of recent case studies that span BSE and food safety, AIDS/HIV, nuclear power, child protection, Y2K, electromagnetic fields, and waste incineration. The volume also draws attention to issues in public policy, risk management and risk communication practice.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Risk perception, Risk Sociological aspects, Public opinion