Risk Management and Governance

Concepts, Guidelines and Applications

  • Terje Aven
  • Ortwin Renn

Part of the Risk, Governance and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 1-15
  3. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 17-20
  4. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 21-48
  5. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 49-66
  6. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 67-70
  7. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 71-105
  8. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 107-120
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    Pages 121-158
  10. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 159-179
  11. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 181-200
  12. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 201-214
  13. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 215-227
  14. Terje Aven, Ortwin Renn
    Pages 235-238
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 239-276

About this book


Risk is a popular topic in many sciences - in natural, medical, statistical, engineering, social, economic and legal disciplines. Yet, no single discipline can grasp the full meaning of risk. Investigating risk requires a multidisciplinary approach. The authors, coming from two very different disciplinary traditions, meet this challenge by building bridges between the engineering, the statistical and the social science perspectives. The book provides a comprehensive, accessible and concise guide to risk assessment, management and governance. It includes formal approaches to risk analysis without assuming a high level of mathematical proficiency but it also offers reflection and deliberation about the socio-political context in which risk issues are embedded. A basic pillar for the book is the risk governance framework proposed by the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC). This framework offers a comprehensive means of integrating risk identification, assessment, management and communication. The authors develop and explain new insights and add substance to the various elements of the framework. The theoretical analysis is illustrated by several examples from different areas of applications.


Evaluation Governance Risk Assessment Risk Communication Risk Governance Risk Perception Uncertainties risk management

Authors and affiliations

  • Terje Aven
    • 1
  • Ortwin Renn
    • 2
  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Institut für Sozialwissenschaften, Abteilung für Technik- undUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13925-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13926-0
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