Accident and Design: Contemporary Debates in Risk Management

By Christopher Hood; David K. C. Jones | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
Preface xi
List of contributors xiv
CHAPTER ONE Introduction
David Jones &
Christopher Hood1
The meanings of “risk” and “hazard” 2
The risk archipelago 3
So, what is risk management? 6
Dimensions of the risk management debate 8
CHAPTER TWO Anticipation in risk management: a stitch in time?10
ANTICIPATIONISM VERSUS RESILIENCE 10
ANTICIPATING THE RISKS POSED BY NATURAL PERILS
David K.C Jones14
Introduction 14
Changing views of natural perils 14
Anticipating natural perils 15
The International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction 22
Problems for progress 25
Conclusion 29
HAZARD ENGINEERING
D.I. Blockley31
Introduction 31
Technical and human factors 31
The balloon model of hazard 34
Hazard engineering 36
Conclusions 38
RESILIENCE, FLEXIBILITY, AND DIVERSITY IN MANAGING THE RISKS OF TECHNOLOGIES
David Collingridge40
Introduction 40

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