First published in 2000, Risk Management is a two volume set, comprised of the most significant and influential articles by the leading authorities in the studies of risk management. The volumes includes a full-length introduction from the editor, an internationally recognized expert, and provides an authoritative guide to the selection of essays chosen, and to the wider field itself. The collections of essays are both international and interdisciplinary in scope and provide an entry point for investigating the myriad of study within the discipline.

Acknowledgements  Series Preface  Introduction  Part I: Theories and Background  Risk as a Forensic Resource: From 'Chance' to 'Danger'  2. From Industrial Society to the Risk Society: Questions of Survival, Social Structure and Ecological Enlightenment  3. Managing Crime Risks: Toward an Insurance Based Model of Social Control  4. The Psychology of Risk Perception  5. Theories of Risk Perception: Who Fears What and Why  6. Human Factor Failure and the Comparative Structure of Jobs  7. Management of Radiation Hazards and Hospitals: Plural Rationalities in a Single Institution  8. Explaining Risk Perception: An Empirical Evaluation of Cultural Theory  Part II: Theories and Cases  9. The Organizational and Interorganizational Development of Disasters  10. Causes of Disaster: Sloppy Management  11. Communications Factors in System Failure or Why Big Planes Crash and Big Businesses Fail  12. Understanding Industrial Crises  13. Prosaic Organizational Failure  14. Organizational Escalation and Exit: Lessons from the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant  15. Challenging the Orthodoxy in Risk Management  16. Roger Boisjoly and the Challenger Disaster: The Ethical Dimensions  17. Industrial Sabotage: Motives and Meanings  18. Crime and Punishment in the Factory: The Function of Deviancy in Maintaining the Social System  19. A Sociological Analysis of Dud Behaviour in the United States Army  20. Sioux City, Iowa USA, 19th July 1989  Part 3: Policies and Politics  21. Endemic and Planned Corruption in a Monarchical Regime  22. Control Over Bureaucracy: Cultural Theory and Institutional Variety  23. Major Chemical Accidents in Industrializing Countries: The Socio-Political Amplification of Risk  24. Rumours and Crises: A Case Study of the Banking Industry  25. Time, Glenda, Please  26. Risk Communication and the Social Amplification of Risk; Theory, Evidence and Policy Implications  27. TSI and Government Intervention in the Management of Risk-Taking in the Banking Industry  28. Risk and Governance Part I: The Discourses of Climate Change  29. Risk and Governance Part II: Policy in a Complex and Plurally Perceived World  Index.