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Anticipating risks and organising risk regulation

Hutter, Bridget M. (2010) Anticipating risks and organising risk regulation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9780521193092

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Abstract

Anticipating risks has become an obsession of the early twenty-first century. Private and public sector organisations increasingly devote resources to risk prevention and contingency planning to manage risk events should they occur. This book shows how we can organise our social, organisational 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 organisational 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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/
Additional Information: © 2010 Cambridge University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Sets: Departments > Sociology
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010 10:41
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/28990/

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