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Acceptable Risk?: Making Decisions in a Toxic Environment

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Acceptable Risk?: Making Decisions in a Toxic Environment
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520076575
ISBN-13: 9780520076570
Number of pages: 242

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Modern technology give us much of what we value, but they also gave us Bhopal, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island. What is acceptable risk? The author argues that organizational processes are the key to understanding how some risks are defined as acceptable. He finds a pattern of decision-making based on relationships among organizations.

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