Technological hazards arise from our individual and collective use of technology and they present a very different set of problems and public response from their natural counterparts. This book discusses some of the assumptions society makes regarding technological risk and public policies. It provides a variety of examples of specific technological hazards, their management and how the public responds to them. This book is designed to be of interest to undergraduate and postgraduate students of geography.
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A stimulating and authoritative overview of the key issues and our present understanding of them. Cutter uses numerous case studies to provide a detailed examination of a variety of technological hazards such as nuclear waste and chemical hazards. She presents the debate that technological risks are products of failures in the political, social and economic systems that govern the use of technology as much as they are failures in the technological systems themselves. Explains how society perceives these risks, how it responds to them and how it creates public policy to manage them.About the Author:
Susan Cutter, Professor of Geography,, University of South Carolina.
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Descripción Hodder Education Publishers, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110340529873
Descripción Hodder Education Publishers, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0340529873