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Title Cross-cultural risk perception : a survey of empirical studies / edited by Ortwin Renn, Bernd Rohrmann.

Published Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.12 CROS    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series Technology, risk, and society ; v. 13.
Technology, risk, and society ; v. 13.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Chapter 1 Risk Perception Research--An Introduction / B. Rohrmann, O. Renn 11 -- Chapter 2 Nuclear Power and the Public: A Comparative Study of Risk Perception in France and the United States / P. Slovic, J. Flynn, C. K. Mertz, M. Poumadere, C. Mays 55 -- Chapter 3 Cross-cultural Studies on the Perception and Evaluation of Hazards / B. Rohrmann 103 -- Chapter 4 Risk Perception in Bulgaria and Romania / L. Sjoberg, D. Kolarova, A.-A. Rucai, M.-L. Bernstrom 145 -- Chapter 5 Cognitive Architecture of Risk: Pancultural Unity or Cultural Shaping? / E.A. Rosa, N. Matsuda, R.R. Kleinhesselink 185 -- Chapter 6 Cross-Cultural Risk Perception Research: State and Challenges / O. Renn, B. Rohrmann 211.
Summary Cross-Cultural Risk Perception demonstrates the richness and wealth of theoretical insights and practical information that risk perception studies can offer to policy makers, risk experts, and interested parties. The book begins with an extended introduction summarizing the state of the art in risk perception research and core issues of cross-cultural comparisons. The main body of the book consists of four cross-cultural studies on public attitudes towards risk in different countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Sweden, Bulgaria, Romania, Japan, and China. The last chapter critically discusses the main findings from these studies and proposes a framework for understanding and investigating cross-cultural risk perception. Finally, implications for communication, regulation and management are outlined.
Other author Renn, Ortwin.
Rohrmann, Bernd.
Subject Risk -- Sociological aspects.
Risk perception.
Risk perception -- Cross-cultural studies.
ISBN 0792377478 (hb : alk. paper)