Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mathilde Bourrier
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Persuading in Peace Time: A Long Lasting Story

  4. When Reality Strikes Back: Tough Lessons to Be Learned from Crises

  5. The Collapse of Absolute Trust in Absolute Truth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Siri Wiig, Karina Aase, Mathilde Bourrier, Olav Røise
      Pages 111-125 Open Access
    3. Petra Haferkorn
      Pages 139-153 Open Access

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.

This book is Open Access under a CC-BY licence. 


Crisis management Sociology of Risk Risk communication Risk governance Safety management Decision making Public Health Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Mathilde Bourrier
    • 1
  • Corinne Bieder
    • 2
  1. 1.Geneva School of Social SciencesUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation CivileToulouseFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Risk Communication for the Future
  • Book Subtitle Towards Smart Risk Governance and Safety Management
  • Editors Mathilde Bourrier
    Corinne Bieder
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-74097-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-74098-0
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 175
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
    Operations Research, Management Science
    Communication Studies
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