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The Resource Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?, Edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr

Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?, Edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr

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Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?
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Societal risk assessment
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how safe is safe enough?
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Edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr
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Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?, Edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr
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Societal risk assessment : how safe is safe enough?, Edited by Richard C. Schwing and Walter A. Albers, Jr
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Proceedings of an international symposium held Oct. 8-9, 1979 at the General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Mich. and sponsored by the Laboratories
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • On making life and death decisions
  • Ronald A. Howard
  • Economic tools for risk reduction
  • Lester B. Lave
  • Trade-offs
  • Richard C. Schwing
  • Risk-spreading through underwriting and the insurance institution
  • J.D. Hammond
  • Facts and fears: understanding perceived risk
  • Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff and Sarah Lichtenstein
  • Nature of risk
  • Ethics, economics and the value of safety
  • William D. Schulze
  • Problems and procedures in the regulation of technological risk
  • Dorothy Nelkin and Michael Pollack
  • Role of law in determining acceptability of risk
  • Harold P. Green
  • Aesthetics of risk: culture or context
  • Michael Thompson
  • Witches, floods, and wonder drugs: historical perspectives on risk management
  • William C. Clark
  • William W. Lowrance
  • Prospects for change
  • Melvin Kranzberg
  • Symposium summary: the safety profession's image of humanity
  • C. West Churchman
  • Uncertain risks we run: hazardous materials
  • Marvin A. Schneiderman
  • Known risks we run: the highway
  • Barbara E. Sabey and Harold Taylor
  • Perceptions of risk and their effects on decision making
  • Raphael G. Kasper
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ix, 363 p.
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9780306405549
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80-23833
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