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Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation - Bridget M. Hutter

Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation

By: Bridget M. Hutter (Editor)


Published: 1st September 2010
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Anticipating risks has become an obsession of the early twenty-first century. Private and public sector organizations increasingly devote resources to risk prevention and contingency planning to manage risk events should they occur. This book shows how we can organize our social, organizational and regulatory policy systems to cope better with the array of local and transnational risks we regularly encounter. Contributors from a range of disciplines - including finance, history, law, management, political science, social psychology, sociology and disaster studies - consider threats, vulnerabilities and insecurities alongside social and organizational sources of resilience and security. These issues are introduced and discussed through a fascinating and diverse set of topics, including myxomatosis, the 2012 Olympic Games, gene therapy and the recent financial crisis. This is an important book for academics and policy makers who wish to understand the dilemmas generated in the anticipation and management of risks.

Review of the hardback: 'The semantics of risk is suddenly everywhere. More than ever there is an urgent need for clarification, professional engagement and sensitivity for the multi-faceted nature of the dilemmas surrounding risk regulation. This is exactly what Anticipating Risks and Organising Risk Regulation offers the reader. I learnt a lot.' Ulrich Beck, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich and London School of Economics and Political Science
Review of the hardback: 'This book, edited by one of the leading scholars of risk and regulation, moves us forward from the retrospective analysis of things gone wrong to anticipate new risks in a global world. The compelling examples of risk regulation and the complexity of regulatory effects are a crucial reality check for theorists, researchers, and regulators alike.' Diane Vaughan, Columbia University

List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Anticipating risk and organising risk regulation: current dilemmas
Threat, Vulnerabilities and Insecurities
Risk society and financial risk
Before the sky falls down: a 'constitutional dialogue' over the depletion of internet addresses
Changing attitudes to risk? Managing myxomatosis in twentieth-century Britain
Public perceptions of risk and 'compensation culture' in the UK Sally
Colonised by risk. The emergence of academic risks in British higher education
Social, Organisational and Regulatory Sources of Resilience and Security
Regulating resilience? Regulatory work in high-risk arenas
Critical infrastructures, resilience and organisation of mega-projects: the Olympic Games
Creating space for engagement? Lay membership in contemporary risk governance
Bioethics and the risk regulation of 'frontier research': the case of gene therapy
Preparing for future crises: lessons from research
Conclusion: important themes and future research directions
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ISBN: 9780521193092
ISBN-10: 0521193095
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1