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Reasonable Risk : Alcohol in Perspective - Marjana Martinic

Reasonable Risk

Alcohol in Perspective

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Reasonable Risk examines the concept of risk as it applies to everyday life in general and to alcohol consumption specifically. The book addresses how we assess risks (and benefits), and the strategies we use to manage them. It examines the elements that shape our perceptions of risk-cultural influences, social factors, and how we are presented with information about risk. The final chapter of the book focuses on the role of risk in policy formulation, examining in particular how alcohol policies are developed within the context of individual and societal responsibility.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Setting the Stagep. ix
Keeping an Eye Out: Our Perceptions of Riskp. 1
To Each His Own: Culture, Risk, and the Transgression of Boundariesp. 23
It's Not Only the Numbers That Count: Assessing Risk and Benefitp. 53
Well-Chosen Words: Telling the Story of Riskp. 83
To Do or Not to Do: Risk Decisionsp. 115
Toeing the Line: Risk and Alcohol Policyp. 143
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415946360
ISBN-10: 0415946360
Series: ICAP Series on Alcohol in Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1