This multi-disciplinary book conceptualizes, maps, and analyses ongoing standardization 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 behaviour. Standardization and standards can impact risk governance in different ways. The most important lessons drawn from the present volume can be summarized in three areas: (1) how standardization might impact on power relations and interests; (2) how standardization may change flexibility in decision-making, communication, and cooperation; and (3) how standardization could (re)direct attention and risk perception.

The volume’s aim is to present an analysis of standardization processes and how it affects our thinking about risk, how we organize risk governance, and how standardization may influence risk management. In so doing, it contributes to a more informed discourse regarding the use of standards and standardization in contemporary risk management.

Standardization and Risk Governance will be of great interest to students of risk, standardization, global governance, and critical security studies.

part I|1 pages


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chapter 2|24 pages

Standardization of risk versus the risk of standardization

A conceptual analysis
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part II|1 pages

Standardization of risk management

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chapter 4|18 pages

Standardization of disaster risk management

Challenges and opportunities
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chapter 5|18 pages

Explosive remnants in Swedish society

Standardization to visualize a complex risk picture
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chapter 6|19 pages

Which crisis?

The promise of standardized risk ranking in the field of EU infectious disease control
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chapter 7|19 pages

Standardization and flexibility in surgical operations

A question of balancing risk
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part III|1 pages

Impact of standardization processes

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chapter 9|16 pages

Standardization of terrorism risk analysis

A means or an obstacle to achieving security?
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chapter 10|15 pages

Standardization of cybersecurity for critical infrastructures

The role of sensemaking and translation
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chapter 11|18 pages

Standardizations and risk mapping

Strengths and weaknesses
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part IV|1 pages

Standardization of risk in business activity

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chapter 15|20 pages

Consensus and conflicts

Tripartite model and standardization in the Norwegian petroleum industry
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