Risk Communication

Henk Mulder, Erwin van Rijswoud

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    This chapter provides further insight into how the important aspects of risk, and the communication about it, impacts decision making about and the understanding of complex science and technology issues. It describes the various ways in which experts, citizens, policymakers, media and interest groups approach risks. It gives insight into risk communication processes, and provides help to adequately carry out those processes. It concludes with a discussion on strategic choices to make to employ either an informative or a persuasive risk communication strategy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationScience communication, an introduction
    EditorsF. van Dam, L. de Bakker, A.M. Dijkstra, E. Jensen
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore
    Number of pages28
    ISBN (Electronic)978-981-120-988-8, 978-981-120-989-5
    ISBN (Print)978-981-120-987-1
    Publication statusPublished - 19-Mar-2020

    Publication series

    NameWorld Scientific Series on Science Communication
    PublisherWorld Scientific


    • science communication
    • risk communication


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