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Title Hazards and the communication of risk / edited by John Handmer and Edmund Penning-Rowsell
Published Aldershot, Hants., England ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Gower Technical, [1990]
©1990

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Description xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents Section I : Introduction -- 1. The changing context of risk communication -- Section II : Persuading individuals -- 2. Imagery, information and risk -- 3. Perceived risk : past, present and future conditional -- 4. Education and risk -- Section summary II : The psychology of risk communication -- Section III : The context of persuasion -- 5. The political amplification of risk : media coverage of disasters and hazards -- 6. Economic power and response to risk : a case study from India -- 7. Social and cultural aspects of community vulnernability and risk communication -- Section Summary III : The context of communication -- Section IV : Assessing success -- 8. Evaluating the performance of flood warning -- 9. Evaluating communications about nuclear energy : the case of Sizewell "B" -- 10. Evaluating the effectiveness of safety measures -- 11. Assessing program effectiveness : a 1987 report on the warningsystems in the USA -- Section summary IV : Issues in assessing the success of risk communication -- Section V : Programme design and implementation -- 12. Designing public education programmes : a current perspective -- 13. People and warnings : so hard to convince -- 14. The UK AIDS public education campaign -- 15. "Promoting" a risk reduction project : experience in Thames Water -- 16. Improving public response to hazards through enhanced perception of risks and remedies -- 17. Hazard and risk in the modern world : political models for prograsmme design -- Section Summary V : Design and implementation of risk communication -- Section VI : Conclusions -- 18. Is success achievable?
Notes "This volume is the result of a small international workshop held at the Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex Polytechnic, London ... in October 1987"--P. ix
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Disasters, Communication
Risk communication.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Handmer, John W.
Penning-Rowsell, Edmund.
Middlesex Polytechnic. Flood Hazard Research Centre.
LC no. 90013834
ISBN 0566027844