Dangerous Materials: Control, Risk Prevention and Crisis Management

From New Global Threats to New Global Responses: A Picture of Transition

  • Brugnoli Alberto 
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9732-3

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC, volume 00)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Geopolitical Overview and Juridical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Geopolitical overview and juridical aspects

  4. Risk: Prevention, Management and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
  5. Risk: prevention, management and models

  6. Case Study: Dangerous Substances, Monitoring Methodologies and Integrated Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
  7. Case study: dangerous substances, monitoring methodologies and integrated risk

About these proceedings


We are living in a period of major structural and political transitions. The Post-Cold-War world has overcome the barriers, unifying Europe, sorting out Balkan situation, enlarging NATO and the EU; but, at the same time, it has shifted from a simple scenario to a more complex and unpredictable globalized context. In fact, many people wonder whether the world was more secure in the past than it is today or whether this is merely a matter of psychological perceptions. This publication is willing to answer to this question, by connecting the concepts of security and safety, focusing particularly on the transportation of dangerous materials, how to avoid the risks they pose, and how to deal with any problems that do arise.


Dangerous substances EmS RID Regional Integrated risk assessment Security and safety Transport Transportation of dangerous materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Brugnoli Alberto 
    • 1
  1. 1.Lombardia (IReR)Istituto Regionale di Ricerca dellaMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-9731-6
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-9732-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543