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Risk, Uncertainty and Rational Action (Earthscan Risk in Society)

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'An invaluable collection of articles for those who are seeking an in-depth analysis of risk perception.' Food, Nutrition and Agriculture 'For the serious student of the subject.' Long Range Planning

About the Author

Carlo C Jaeger is Professor of Modelling Social Systems and leads the Department of Social Systems at PIK, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Ortwin Renn is Chair of Environmental Sociology at the University of Stuttgart. Eugene A Rosa is Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Policy, Washington State University. Thomas Webler is a researcher in the Department of Environmental Studies, Antioch New England Graduate School.

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Eugene (Gene) Rosa was born in Canandaigua, New York to an immigrant father from Italy and an Italian-American mother. He received all of his education in upstate New York: grade school and high school in East Rochester, a B.S. in Business and Economics at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a MA and Ph.D. at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His education continued with post-doctoral positions at Stanford University and the University of Michigan. Gene has been a professor at Washington State University for 35 years, with visiting positions at the London School of Economics, The University of Klagenfurt, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the University of Stuttgart. His principle research interests are on the topics of human ecology and technological and ecological risks. Many of his publications have won awards and he is a frequent international speaker.

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