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The Science of Risk Analysis


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1 Introduction. Challenges 2 Fundamentals about science, knowledge and research 3 The risk analysis science: Foundation 4 Fundamentals about the risk concept and how to describe risk 5 Risk assessment 6 Risk perception and risk communication 7 Risk management and governance 8 Solving practical risk analysis problems 9 Perspectives on the future of risk analysis

About the Author

Terje Aven is Professor of Risk Analysis and Risk Management at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He has served as the Chair of the European Safety and Reliability Association (ESRA) and as the President of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) worldwide. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Risk and Reliability, and Associate Editor for Risk Analysis.


"Professor Aven's book is a great addition to the body of knowledge on Risk Analysis/Assessment." - Lee Ostrom, Associate Dean, University of Idaho, Idaho Falls Campus, USA

"This scientific approach to risk analysis will make the results of the process more quantifiable and credible and enhance the image of our profession." - Bruce Hollcroft, Senior Risk Control Specialist, PayneWest Insurance, USA

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