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India's Risks: Democratizing the Management of Threats to Environment, Health, and Values

Raphaelle Moor and M.V. Rajeev Gowda

Abstract

A prospective superpower, India is still grappling with a host of risks that threaten to hamper its progress. These range from environmental threats caused by GM crops and pollution; dangers to health from HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality; safety concerns about natural hazards, nuclear power, and industrial disasters; and challenges to livelihoods and values. Some of the issues that this volume explores are: what counts as an ‘acceptable’ risk, and who decides? How should divergent perceptions of risks be reconciled? And, where is the line between science and politics? Advocating a more multidi ... More

Keywords: risk, scientific expertise, public engagement, risk perceptions, technical framework, multidimensional lens, politics of risk

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199450459
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199450459.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raphaelle Moor, author
Consultant, Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaption, London

M.V. Rajeev Gowda, author
Professor, Economics and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

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