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Risk Communication for the Future

Towards Smart Risk Governance and Safety Management

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  • Presents viewpoints by leading researchers from a range of scientific disciplines
  • Questions the conventional "centralized views" of risk communication
  • Discusses the challenges inherent to risk communication
  • Proposes a novel perspective on risk communication as a way forward in risk governance and safety management

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Part of the book sub series: SpringerBriefs in Safety Management (BRIEFSSM)

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About this book

The conventional approach to risk communication, based on a centralized and controlled model, has led to blatant failures in the management of recent safety related events. In parallel, several cases have proved that actors not thought of as risk governance or safety management contributors may play a positive role regarding safety. Building on these two observations and bridging the gap between risk communication and safety practices leads to a new, more societal perspective on risk communication, that allows for smart risk governance and safety management.

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. The Collapse of Absolute Trust in Absolute Truth

Editors and Affiliations

  • Geneva School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

    Mathilde Bourrier

  • Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, Toulouse, France

    Corinne Bieder

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