Social trust and the management of risk

George Cvetkovich*, Ragnar E. Löfstedt

*Corresponding author for this work

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26 Citations (Scopus)


Social trust is a crucial issue to many aspects of modern society. Policy makers continually aspire to winning it and corporations frequently run the risk of losing it. The 'trust deficit' raises vital questions and problems to which until recently there have been few answers or solutions. Experts from both sides of the Atlantic explore the importance for trust of various influences, from individual perceptions to organizational systems, and consider the conditions involved in building or undermining trust. Several authors examine practical hazard management issues, including medical vaccination programmes and popular participation in pollution control and waste management as strategies for enhancing social trust. This book provides insightful analysis for researchers and students of environmental and social sciences and is essential reading for those engaged in risk management in both the public and private sectors.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages196
ISBN (Electronic)9781315071350
ISBN (Print)9781853836046
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2013


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