Social Trust and the Management of Risk

This book provides insightful analysis for researchers and students of environmental and social sciences and is essential reading for those engaged in risk management in both the public and private sectors.

Author: George Cvetkovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113419014X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Social trust is a crucial issue to many aspects of modern society. Policy makers continually aspire to winning it and corporations frequently run the risk of losing it. The 'trust deficit' raises vital questions and problems to which until recently there have been few answers or solutions. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic explore the importance for trust of various influences, from individual perceptions to organizational systems, and consider the conditions involved in building or undermining trust. Several authors examine practical hazard management issues, including medical vaccination programmes and popular participation in pollution control and waste management as strategies for enhancing social trust. This book provides insightful analysis for researchers and students of environmental and social sciences and is essential reading for those engaged in risk management in both the public and private sectors.

Trust in Cooperative Risk Management

In this book the world's leading risk researchers explore all aspects of trust as it relates to risk management and communication.

Author: Michael Siegrist

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849773467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 313

View: 397

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. Drawing on a wide variety of disciplinary approaches and empirical case studies (on topics such as mobile phone technology, well-known food accidents and crises, wetland management, smallpox vaccination, cooperative risk management of US forests and the disposal of the Brent Spar oil drilling platform), this is the most thorough and up-to-date examination of trust in all its forms and complexities.The book integrates diverse research traditions and provides new insights into the phenomenon of trust. Factors that lead to the establishment and erosion of trust are identified. 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.Related titlesThe Tolerability of Risk (2007) 978-1-84407-398-6

The Earthscan Reader on Risk

Social trust and the management of risk . London : Earthscan . Dake , K. ( 1991 ) .
Orienting dispositions in the perception of risk : An analysis of contemporary
worldviews and cultural biases . Journal of Cross - Cultural Psychology , 22 , 61-
82 .

Author: Ragnar Löfstedt

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 549

This new anthology is a comprehensive introduction to the field of risk theory. Coverage includes the origins of the concept of risk and its often misunderstood cousin uncertainty, before moving on to address risk perception, risk communication, the idea of trust and post trust as well as risk in policy and regulation with a close look at the Precautionary Principle. The book includes a selection of the most significant and influential works on risk in their entirety. Organized thematically, the selections provide detail on the key themes and major developments in risk studies and comprise the essential literature on risk theory and practice.

Institute of Geological Nuclear Sciences Information Series

The Australian Journal of Emergency Management 10, 4-7. Cvetkovich, G., &
Earle, T. C. (1991). Risk and culture. Special Issue, Journal of Crosscultural
Psychology. Cvetkovich, G., & Lofstedt, R. (1999). Social trust and the
management of ...




Category: Geology


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Environment Planning

Credible vaccine risk communication ” , in Social Trust and the Management of
Risk Eds E Cvetkovich , R Lofstedt ( Earthscan Publications , London ) pp 140 -
152 Burgess J , Harrison C M , Filius P , 1998 , “ Environmental communication
and ...




Category: City planning


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Social Contours of Risk

In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes I and II, two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk bring together their most important contributions to this fundamental and wide-ranging field.

Author: Roger E. Kasperson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136557288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 793

We live in a 'risk society' where the identification, distribution and management of risks, from new technology, environmental factors or other sources are crucial to our individual and social existence. In The Social Contours of Risk, Volumes I and II, two of the world's leading and most influential analysts of the social dimensions of risk bring together their most important contributions to this fundamental and wide-ranging field. Volume I collects their fundamental work on how risks are communicated among different publics and stakeholders, including local communities, corporations and the larger society. It analyses the problems of lack of transparency and trust, and explores how even minor effects can be amplified and distorted through media and social responses, preventing effective management. The final section investigates the difficult ethical issues raised by the unequal distribution of risk depending on factors such as wealth, location and genetic inheritance - with examples from worker and public protection, facility-siting conflicts, transporting hazardous waste and widespread impacts such as climate change. Volume II centres on the analysis and management of risk in society, in international business and multinationals, and globally. The 'acceptability' of risk to an individual depends on the context, whether the larger society or in, for example, a corporate framework. Their work clarifies the structures and processes for managing risks in the private sector and the factors that produce or impede effective decisions. The authors demonstrate that corporate culture is crucial in determining risk management. They analyse the transfer of corporate risk management systems from industrial to developing countries, and how globalization is spreading and creating new kinds of risk - the combination of traditional and modern hazards presented by climate change, technology transfer and economic growth. They describe the new priorities and capacities needed to deal with these enhanced vulnerabilities around the globe.

Social Trust and the Management of Threatened and Endangered Species

This study explored the role of social trust in understanding views of threatened and endangered species management in the National Forests of southern California.

Author: George Cvetkovich



Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page: 65

View: 299

Social trust, the willingness to rely on those with formal responsibility to develop policies and make decisions, facilitates effective management of environmental issues, including wildlife management. National polls suggest that the public trusts government agencies to solve environmental problems, yet such trust is low (or non-existent) in areas of controversy, such as the protection of threatened and endangered species. This study explored the role of social trust in understanding views of threatened and endangered species management in the National Forests of southern California. The 127 participants surveyed lived in or near a National Forest or were recreational and/or other users of the National Forest. The results suggest that trust in Forest Service management of wildlife relates to perceived similarity between individual values regarding species protection and Forest Service values. Participants who believe the Forest Service shares their values have a high trust; those who believe the Forest Service does not share their values have a low trust. The most trusting tend to believe that species protection should be the primary principle guiding forest management and that the Forest Service consistently operates according to these principles. Those low in trust believe forest management should be based on the fulfillment of human needs; they perceive that the Forest Service operates inconsistently according to their values. The study suggests that social trust is a significant predictor of approval of species management practices.

Dissertation Abstracts International

Johnson , Amber Lauren , p.2969A Rhetorical leadership The rhetorical
leadership of John L. Lewis . ... Guirkinger , Catherine , p.3095A Gender , race /
ethnicity and social class differences in disaster preparedness , risk and recovery
in three earthquake - stricken ... Lovekamp , William E. , p.3170A Hunters '
responses to chronic wasting disease : Specialization , social trust , and
perceived risk .




Category: Dissertations, Academic


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Public Sector

On the other hand , trying to suppress information , no matter how embarrassing
or unpleasant , is a very high - risk ... Social Trust and Culture in Risk
Management ; in Social Trust and the Management of Risk ; Cvetkovich G. &
Lofstedt R.




Category: New Zealand


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Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration

More generally , trust is likely to be undermined by a perceived lack of openness
in risk communication ( see also Mayer et al ... Put simply , in places where levels
of social trust in institutions involved in risk management are low , it is likely that ...

Author: Tim Dixon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 900

& Quot;Sustainable Brownfield Regeneration presents a comprehensive account of UK policies, processes and practices in brownfield regeneration and takes an integrated and theoretically-grounded approach to highlight best practice. The book has two principal aims. The first is to examine the ways in which science and social science research disciplines can be brought together to help solve important brownfield regeneration issues, with a focus on the UK. The second is to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of different types of regeneration policy and practice, and to show how 'liveable spaces' can be produced from 'problem places'."--Jacket.

Transactions of the American Nuclear Society

The Impact of Social Trust on Canadian Nuclear Waste Management Ellen
Meadd Faculty of Environmental Studies ... have been spent in Canada honing
the technical and risk assessment sides of the management of nuclear fuel
wastes ...

Author: American Nuclear Society



Category: Nuclear engineering


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Each volume contains proceedings of the annual conference of the American Nuclear Society.

Risk in Social Science

Credibility and Trust in Risk Communication ' , in R . E . Kasperson and P . J . M .
Stallen ( eds . ) ... The Logical Structure of the Social Amplification of Risk
Framework ( SARF ) : Metatheoretical Foundations and Policy Implications ' , in N
... Defining , Explaining , and Managing Risk ' , in J . F . Short , Jr . and L . Clarke (
eds . ) ...

Author: Peter Taylor-Gooby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 625

This book is designed as an introduction to recent social science work on risk and is intended primarily for students in sociology, social psychology, and psychology, although it will also be useful for those studying political science, government, public policy, and economics. It is writtenby leading experts actively involved in research in the field.The book discusses the basic issues in risk research, paying attention to the contributions from different academic disciplines and reviewing debates in the recent literature. It then moves on to examine work on risk across the main areas of activity, discussing recent research and identifying thethemes that are currently subject to debate.The areas covered in substantive chapters are: Crime; the Environment; Everyday Life and Leisure Time; Family and Partnership; Health and Illness; Life Course, Youth and Old Age; Risk Regulation and Management; Social Inequality (covering gender, ethnicity, disability, and social class); Media;Social and Public Policy; as well as theoretical foundations and current issues in research.

Current Law Index




Category: Law


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Global Environmental Risk

Trust , risk , and democratic theory . ” In Social trust and the management of risk ,
ed . George Cvetkovich and Ragnar Löfstedt . London : Earthscan , pp . 22 - 41 . -
, and Seth Tuler . 1992 . “ Social distrust as a factor in siting hazardous facilities ...

Author: Jeanne X. Kasperson

Publisher: United Nations Univ

ISBN: 9789280810271

Category: Nature

Page: 574

View: 107

Includes 16 papers by various authors.

Human Choice and Climate Change

Social trust and culture in risk management . In Social trust : advances in
concepts and research , G . Cvetkovitch & R . Löfstedt ( eds ) . London :
Earthscan . Easton , D . 1965 . A framework for political analysis . Englewood
Cliffs , New Jersey ...

Author: Steve Rayner



Category: Climatic changes


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The Activist Teaching Profession

Cvetkovich , G. and Lofstedt , R. ( 1999 ) Social Trust and the Management of
Risk . London : Earthscan . Czarniawska , B. ( 1997 ) Narrating the Organization .
Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Dadds , M. ( 1995 ) Passionate Inquiry
and ...

Author: Judyth Sachs

Publisher: Professional Learning


Category: Education

Page: 171

View: 810

"This is a thoughtful, provocative and important book. Clear, concise, articulate and pulling no punches, Judyth Sachs maps out an agenda for a new 'transformative professionalism' which celebrates the complexities of teacher' identities and work, and acknowledges the tensions between standards of accountability and autonomy. She argues persuasively for a reorientation of policy from managerial to a democratic and radical reconceptualisation of teacher education programmes and notions of teacher professionalism. Her text, richly supported by case studies of practice, will appeal to teachers and teacher educators worldwide who are committed to principles of active participation, trust and community." - Professor Chris W. Day, University of Nottingham * What forms of professionalism are shaping the teaching profession? * How can the concept of teacher professionalism be revitalized so that it is relevant to the needs and aspirations of teachers working in increasingly difficult and constantly changing work environments? The Activist Teaching Profession examines the issue of teacher professionalism as a social and political strategy to enhance the status and activities of the teaching profession. The book is contextualized within current debates, both government policy and scholarly, about teacher professionalism. Evidence to support the development of alternative forms of teacher professionalism utilizing new structural arrangements with various stakeholders through collaboration and cooperation, is represented using examples from Australia and elsewhere. Teacher inquiry is presented as an initiative whereby teacher professionalism can be developed. A strategy for re-establishing the moral and intellectual leadership of the teaching profession along activist lines is developed in the last section of the book. Issues surrounding teacher professional identity are examined in the light of the discourses that are shaping teacher professionalism. Rethinking professional identity provides a basis for developing new forms of teacher professionalism. The Activist Teaching Profession is both a wake up call and a call to action for teachers and the community alike.

Selected Essays in Environmental Sciences and Management

The influence of trust and perceptions of risks and benefits on the acceptance of
gene technology . Risk Analysis 20 ( 2 ) : 195–203 . Siegrist M and Cvetkovich G.
2000. Perception of Hazards . The Role of Social Trust and Knowledge .




Category: Environmental management

Page: 705

View: 926

Risk Handbook

about the response to risk by members of the public as individuals than as
members of social groups . ... A long - term erosion of social trust for many of the
institutions , and particularly large corporations , responsible for risk management
has ...

Author: John C. Chicken

Publisher: Cengage Learning Emea


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 983

Risks cannot be avoided, but successful ways of dealing with them can be developed. This handbook provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary coverage for assessing the acceptability of risks. The text examines the practical methods for assessing risk and the theoretical considerations in some detail. It unifies the pragmatic and scientific approach to risk to provide a defensible approach to risk assessment and management. The appendices also include a guide for managers to the mathematics involved.

Social Trust and Life Insurance

This book investigates the role of incomplete knowledge, social trust and risk perceptions in influencing acceptance of the perceived risks related to insurers using genetic test results.

Author: Louise Morris

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443831247

Category: Law

Page: 535

View: 210

This book investigates the role of incomplete knowledge, social trust and risk perceptions in influencing acceptance of the perceived risks related to insurers using genetic test results. In addition, the author identifies and explains the factors and conditions that affect this risk acceptance pattern. In order to do so, both survey methods and semi-structured interviews are employed. A review of the ‘necessity’ of life insurance companies to acquire genetic test results is undertaken, followed by an analysis of the speculated consequences of such usage for society. Management of the risks related to insurers using genetic test results is examined and the problems and difficulties inherent in the risk management strategies, suggested and enforced, are explored. This is followed by a comparison between the societal risks produced by insurers using genetic test results and the risks theorised as pertaining to a ‘risk society’ (Beck, 1992) and a ‘runaway world’ (Giddens, 1990, 1999).

Better Integration of Radiation Protection in Modern Society

Western Washington University Abstract As with many developing areas of
inquiry , the ...

Author: Agence de l'OCDE pour l'énergie nucléaire

Publisher: Organization for Economic


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

View: 317

Addresses the roles of various stakeholders in the decision-making process, and their expectations regarding how a modern system of radiological protection should be integrated within the broader context of risk governance. Case studies are presented to illustrate good practice and as a basis for drawing conclusions regarding general lessons that can be applicable in many different national contexts.