Our main thesis in this article will be to offer a new classification of risk types and management strategies that promises scientific accuracy, a reflection of social diversity, and political feasibility. The proposal we describe in this article certainly needs adjustment to the political and regulatory culture in which it will be used, but it might offer some elementary building blocks for a variety of culturally adapted pathways to risk evaluation and management. This article explains our approach to risk evaluation, classification and management.

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Klinke, A.
Renn, O.

Klinke, A., & Renn, O. (2002). A New Approach to Risk Evaluation and Management: Risk-Based, Precaution-Based, and Discourse-Based Strategies 1. Risk Analysis, 22(6), 1071–1094. doi:10.1111/1539-6924.00274

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