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Standardization and risk governance, a multi-disciplinary approach, edited by Odd Einar Olsen [and three others]

"This multi-disciplinary book conceptualises, maps and analyses ongoing standardisation processes of risk issues across various sectors, processes and practices. Standards are not only technical specifications and guidelines to support efficient risk governance, but also contain social, political, economic and organizational aspects. This book presents a variety of standardization processes and applications of standards that may influence our judgements of risk, the organizing of risk governance, and accordingly our ways of behaviour. Standardization and standards can impact risk governance in different ways. The most important lessons drawn from the present volume can be summarized under three areas: (a) how standardization might impact on power relations and interests; (b) how standardization may change flexibility in decision-making, communication, and cooperation; and (c) how standardization could (re)direct attention and risk perception. The volume's purpose is to present an analysis of standardisation processes and how it impacts on our thinking about risk, how we organise risk governance and how standardisation may influence on risk management. In so doing, it contributes to a more informed discourse regarding the use of standards and standardisation in contemporary risk management. This book will be of much interest to students of risk, standardisation, global governance and critical security studies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
The standardization of risk governance / Odd Einar Olsen -- Standardization of risk versus the risk of standardization : a conceptual analysis / Kirsten Juhl -- Towards a standardization of EU disaster risk management? / Claudia Morsut -- Standardization of disaster risk management : challenges and opportunities / Henrik Tehler, Marcus Abrahamsson, Henrik Hassel and Peter Månsson -- Explosive remnants in Swedish society : standardization to visualize a complex risk picture / Fredrik Johnsson -- Which crisis? The promise of standardized risk ranking in the field of EU infectious disease control / Louise Bengtsson -- Standardization and flexibility in surgical operations : a question of balancing risk / Sindre Aske Høyland -- Pre-crime and standardization of security risks / Sirpa Virta -- Standardization of terrorism risk analysis : a means or an obstacle to achieving security? / Sissel H. Jore -- Standardization of cybersecurity for critical infrastructures : the role of sensemaking and translation / Ruth Østgaard Skotnes -- Standardizations and risk mapping : strengths and weaknesses / Lene Jørgensen and Preben H. Lindøe -- Standardization, risk dispersion, and trading / Grahame F. Thompson -- UN guiding principles on business and human rights / Ian Higham -- The role of standards in hard and soft approaches to safety regulation / Preben H. Lindøe and Michael S. Baram -- Consensus and conflicts. Tripartite model and standardisation in the Norwegian petroleum industry / Ole Andreas Engen -- Dilemmas of standardization in risk governance / Odd Einar Olsen
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (307 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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