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Trust in Risk Management : Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind - Timothy C. Earle

Trust in Risk Management

Uncertainty and Scepticism in the Public Mind

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Published: 16th June 2010
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'An excellent collection of texts that can be recommended both to researchers and to others interested in cooperative risk management... Siegrist, Earle, Gutscher and their contributors have produced a well-written and finely edited book that improves the understandings of the relationships between trust, risk and uncertainty in cooperative risk management.'-Journal of Risk Research

'Given the importance of trust as a factor in risk communication studies, this book offers both communication scholars and their students an excellent conceptual resource.'-Science Communication

'[A]n excellent introduction into the great variety of trust studies'-Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

'Everyone knows that trust is important in managing environmental and technological risks, yet there is little agreement on the nature of trust and how to study it. Siegrist, Earle and Gutscher convinced leading American and European scholars to write twelve original essays to try to make sense of the origins and consequences of the uncertainty and scepticism common in the public mind. Although the authors use different methods, conceptual frameworks, models and theories, they all write with fervour (perhaps reflecting the importance of the topic), but maintain the highest standards of scholarship. The chapters complement each other so that the value of this book is greater than the sum of the individual chapters. Indispensable to anyone concerned with trust in cooperative risk management.'-Robert E. O'Connor, National Science Foundation

Trust is an important factor in risk management, affecting judgements of risk and benefit, technology acceptance and other forms of cooperation. In this book, the world's leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication. The authors draw on a wide variety of disciplinary approaches and empirical case studies on topics such as mobile phone technology, food accidents and crises, wetland management, smallpox vaccination, management of US forests and the disposal of the Brent Spar oil drilling platform.

Insightful analyses are provided for researchers and students of environmental and social science and professionals engaged in risk management and communication in both public and private sectors.

Michael Siegrist is Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Timothy C. Earle is a Research Associate at Western Washington University, Bellingham, US.

Heinz Gutscher is Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

An excellent collection of texts that can be recommended both to researchers and to others interested in cooperative risk management... Siegrist, Earle, Gutscher and their contributors have produced a well-written and finely edited book that improves the understandings of the relationships between trust, risk and uncertainty in cooperative risk management.' Journal of Risk Research

'Given the importance of trust as a factor in risk communication studies, this book offers both communication scholars and their students an excellent conceptual resource.' Science Communication

'[A]n excellent introduction into the great variety of trust studies' Journal of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment

'Everyone knows that trust is important in managing environmental and technological risks, yet there is little agreement on the nature of trust and how to study it. Siegrist, Earle and Gutscher convinced leading American and European scholars to write twelve original essays to try to make sense of the origins and consequences of the uncertainty and scepticism common in the public mind. Although the authors use different methods, conceptual frameworks, models and theories, they all write with fervour (perhaps reflecting the importance of the topic), but maintain the highest standards of scholarship. The chapters complement each other so that the value of this book is greater than the sum of the individual chapters. Indispensable to anyone concerned with trust in cooperative risk management.' Robert E. O'Connor, National Science Foundation

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
List of Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. xvii
Trust, Risk Perception and the TCC Model of Cooperationp. 1
Social Identity and the Group Context of Trust: Managing Risk and Building Trust through Belongingp. 51
Trust and Risk: Implications for Managementp. 73
A Social Judgement Analysis of Trust: People as Intuitive Detection Theoristsp. 95
Scepticism, Reliance and Risk Managing Institutions: Towards a Conceptual Model of 'Critical Trust'p. 117
Societal Trust in Risk Analysis: Implications for the Interface of Risk Assessment and Risk Managementp. 143
Rebuilding Consumer Trust in the Context of a Food Crisisp. 159
Trust and Risk in Smallpox Vaccinationp. 173
The What, How and When of Social Reliance and Cooperative Risk Managementp. 187
Getting Out of the Swamp: Towards Understanding Sources of Local Officials' Trust in Wetlands Managementp. 211
Antecedents of System Trust: Cues and Process Feedbackp. 241
Trust and Confidence in Crisis Communication: Three Case Studiesp. 267
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ISBN: 9781849711067
ISBN-10: 1849711062
Series: Earthscan Risk in Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 16th June 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1