Risk-Based Environmental Decisions

Methods and Culture

  • Douglas J. Crawford-Brown

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    Pages 1-38
  3. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    Pages 39-68
  4. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    Pages 69-93
  5. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    Pages 95-121
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    Pages 123-157
  7. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
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  8. Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-224

About this book


Risk-Based Environmental Decision: Methods and Culture presents the principles of human health risk analysis as they are applied in environmental decisions. It balances the discussion of scientific theory and methods, philosophical analysis, and applications in regulatory decisions. The material is directed towards risk analysts who must apply their skills in a policy setting, and towards policy analysts who must use risk estimates. The presentation is suited ideally as an introductory text on the methods of risk analysis and on the cultural issues that underlie these methodologies.
An important feature of Risk-Based Environmental Decision: Methods and Culture is that it is designed around a series of detailed case studies of environmental risk analysis which walk the reader from the historical nature of the problem, to the formulation as a risk-based problem, to the conduct of risk analysis, and on to the application, debate, and defense of the risk analysis.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Douglas J. Crawford-Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis Carolina Environmental ProgramUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7382-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5227-7
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