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The Tolerability of Risk
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Table of Contents

* Introduction * Part I - Concepts * Components of the Risk Governance Framework * The Risk Handling Chain * Wider Governance Issues * Part II - Experiences * A Historical Perspective on Tolerability of Risk * Tolerability of Risk: The Regulator's Story * Applying the HSE's Risk Decision Model: Reducing Risks, Protecting People * What Makes Tolerability of Risk Work? Exploring the Limitations of its Applicability to Other Risk Fields * Conclusion * Index

About the Author

Fri? di? ric Bouder, formerly with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is a senior policy analyst at the King's Centre for Risk Management, King's College London, UK, where he is developing pioneering research on pharmaceutical, chemical and nuclear risk regulation. David Slavin is a certified occupational physician and ex-nuclear safety regulator, currently working to develop new business models for Pfizer Inc. Ragnar E. Li? fstedt is Professor of Risk Management and Director of King's Centre for Risk Management. He is a renowned expert in the changing nature of regulation in Europe and the role of public's trust in understanding present day regulation. He is Series Editor of the Risk, Society and Policy Series, and author or editor of numerous books, including Facility Siting (2004), Transboundary Risk Management (2001), The Earthscan Reader in Risk and Modern Society (1998) and Cases in Climate Change Policy (1997).

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'The Tolerability of Risk... offers a well-reasoned pitch on behalf of a framework for risk managers who need to move from a risk problem to a management solution and who want to do so with sensitivity to the many likely constituents who will perceive a stake in the outcome.' Science Communication

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