Risk and Society
Risk is a salient topic on the agenda of politicians, regulators, NGOs and the media. As a research field the study of risk is truly multi-disciplinary. Contributions to knowledge of how risk issues are understood and managed in society, by individuals, groups and organizations, derives from disciplines such as geography, economy, sociology, social anthropology, philosophy, psychology, media and communication science, and political science. During the last decades the research literature on the identification, assessment, and management of risk and the way it is communicated has grown considerably.