Environmental hazards do not respect international boundaries. In this volume, distinguished international researchers make a significant contribution to the understanding and management of the transboundary risks involved. Numerous case studies of transboundary environmental risks are analyzed, including BSE and Himalayan water projects. General issues raised by the cases are considered, including: How are transboundary risks identified and assessed? How are they communicated within and between countries? What forms of risk management are appropriate? Key issues concerning public participation and the political significance of transboundary risks emerge, from which useful practical lessons on the management of risk are drawn. The volume provides valuable evidence and analysis for those working on international environmental issues and all aspects of risk management.
'Valuable material for those working on international environmental issues and risk management.'
Environment Business Magazine
'[An] excellent introduction to basic principles.'
Aslib Book Guide
'The book provides valuable insights into analysis and management of transboundary risks... It provides a solid introduction to the sociological complexities of transboundary risk management and highlights a problem much in need of attention. I recommend this book as a solid introduction to international environmental issues.'
'Many important themes repeatedly surface in this volume... These themes are dealt with clearly and in reasonable depth. Through the case studies the book also offers consideration of a sample of transboundary issues.'
'This volume offers many interesting insights and points out the challenges in managing transboundary risks. It is a welcome addition to the existing literature that will be relevant to anyone interested in risk management issues.'
Journal of Risk Research
Series: Risk, Society and Policy Series
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1