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Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management

Häftad Engelska, 2016-10-11
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Risk is an enduring theme of modern life. It permeates political, economic and environmental domains. Some risks are unavoidable. Others are not. Innovative Thinking in Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management provides ideas and action plans for in a risk society. Dealing with issues of civil safety and security, the book addresses the management of socio-technical risks and hazards, environmental risk, and risk perception. Focusing on risk reduction, chapters cover key themes such as terrorism, public order, emergency responding, energy supply, climate change, and natural disasters. Featuring contributions from expert scholars, the book is both accessible and original. Practitioners in the emergency services, industry and commerce will find the book to be valuable reading, whilst for policy makers, students and academics with a focus on risk and crisis management, this is an essential reference.
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Dr Simon Bennett is the Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit at the University of Leicester, UK. After ten years in IT management, Simon obtained a PhD in the sociology of scientific knowledge. He also has a BA in Public Administration and an MA in Communications and Technology. Simon has worked as a consultant to both the aviation and rail industries and sits on the Editorial Board for the journal Risk Management. He edits the Vaughan College (University of Leicester) series of monographs and is the author of A Sociology of Commercial Flight Crew. His latest publication, The Pilot Lifestyle: A Sociological Study of the Commercial Pilot's Work and Home Life, is the product of a six-month research contract for the British Air Line Pilots' Association.


Introduction (Simon Bennett) 1. Empowering Emergency Responders (Roger Miles) 2. Terrorism and the Risk Society (David Waddington & Kerry McSeveny) 3. The Emergent Nature of Risk as a Product of 'Heterogeneous Engineering': A Relational Analysis of Oil and Gas Industry Safety Culture (Anthony J. Masys) 4. The Inhuman: Risk and the Social Impact of Information and Communication Technologies (David Alford) 5. Risk as Workers' Remembered Utility in the Late-Modern Economy (Clive Smallman & Andrew M. Robinson) 6. Aviation and Corporate Social Responsibility (Simon Bennett) 7. Investigating Resilience, Through 'Before and After' Perspectives on Residual Risk (Hugh Deeming, Rebecca Whittle & Will Medd) 8. Managing Risks in a Climatically Dynamic Environment: How Global Climate Change Presents Risks, Challenges and Opportunities (Todd Higgins) 9. A Future for Late-Modern Social Formations in Detroit? (Simon Bennett) 10. Conclusion (Simon Bennett)