Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society

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Understanding Risk addresses a central dilemma of risk decisionmaking in a democracy: detailed scientific and technical information is essential for making decisions, but the people who make and live with those decisions are not scientists. The key task of risk characterization is to provide needed and appropriate information to decisionmakers and the public. This important new volume illustrates that making risks understandable to the public involves much more than translating scientific knowledge. The volume also draws ...

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Understanding Risk: Informing Decisions in a Democratic Society
1996, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309089562

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1996, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

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