Managing High-Stakes Risk: Toward a New Economics for Survival

Hardcover | October 9, 2009

byM. Jablonowski

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The threat we face from high-stakes risk has never been higher. These challenges include environmental pollution, fragile financial systems and the threat of widespread geopolitical violence. This book suggests that a return to natural risk levels -- those in accordance with naturally occurring background levels -- is both desirable and achievable.

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The threat we face from high-stakes risk has never been higher. These challenges include environmental pollution, fragile financial systems and the threat of widespread geopolitical violence. This book suggests that a return to natural risk levels -- those in accordance with naturally occurring background levels -- is both desirable an...

MARK JABLONOWSKI has over 30 years of experience as a professional risk manager, analyst and researcher. His focus now turns from the boardroom, and the narrow interests reflected in the corporate bottom line, to the understanding of how risk affects all of us, as citizens of the wider natural world. Toward this end he has founded, an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:150 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:October 9, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230238270

ISBN - 13:9780230238275

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Table of Contents

Preface: Does Our Existence Matter?
The Philosophy of Survival
Making Decisions Under Conditions of Risk
The Notion of a Naturally Risk Free Existence
Where Are We Now?
Planning for a Safer Future
Risk Planning on a Wider Scale
Is a Safer World 'Worth It'?
Achieving a Viable Utopia
Appendix A. The Intuitive Principles of Risk
Appendix B. A Glossary of Key Concepts