The Illusion of Risk Control – What Does it Take to Live With Uncertainty

Foncsi - Gilles Motet, Corinne Bieder
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What if we stopped basing risk assessment and management on the probability of an event and the severity of its consequences? What would we replace it by? The editors and authors of this academic work, published in English by Springer have a proposal: uncertainty.

Making uncertainty a central element of risk assessment and management is a dramatic paradigm shift. This book contains articles by around a dozen internationally renowned experts who suggest that uncertainty, or even the improbable (the famous black swans), could be taken into account in the regulation of at-risk systems.


| Contents |

  • Uncertainty: New Perspectives, Questions and Proposals, de Gilles Motet
  • Uncertainty — Its Ontological Status and Relation to Safety, de Ove Njå, Øivind Solberg, Geir Sverre Braut
  • A Conceptual Foundation for Assessing and Managing Risk, Surprises and Black Swans, de Terje Aven
  • Recognizing Complexity in Risk Management: The Challenge of the Improbable, de Jean Pariès
  • Practices in the Danger Culture of Late Industrial Society, de Arie Rip
  • Judicial Review of Uncertain Risks in Scientific Research, de Eric E. Johnson
  • What Can Japan’s Early Modern Capital of Edo Teach Us About Risk Management?, de Jordan Sand


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