Governing Disasters: The Challenges of Emergency Risk Regulation

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A. Alemanno
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 320 pages
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'The challenges posed by risky decisions are well documented. These decisions become even more daunting when they must be made in a midst of a crisis. Using the European volcanic risk crisis as the principal case study, Alberto Alemanno and the other
 

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Contents

a European and international perspective
3
2 Which risk and who decides when there are so many players?
13
3 The financial impact of the volcanic ash crisis on the European airline industry
27
ideologies narratives and communication of emergency risk regulation
49
a response to the April 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption
51
media risk and acts of God in the volcanic ash cloud
65
lessons learned intrust and risk communication from the volcanic ash crisis
80
the many facets of emergency risk regulation
99
an analysis of codified crisis management in Europe
149
scenario planning for catastrophic security risks
166
12 Systemic risks and the reformation of European Union law concerning network industries
182
the EU Passengers Rights Regulation
199
on the application of the Denied Boarding Regulation to exceptional situations
201
14 The volcanic ash crisis and EU air passenger rights
212
PART 6 New ideas for emergency risk regulation
231
hazards risk and organizational learning
233

emergency safety regulation under scientific and technical uncertainty
101
towards standard based regulation in the reduction of catastrophic risks
115
9 Normative uncertainty and ethics in emergency risk regulation
137
PART 4 The organizational mechanisms of emergency risk regulation
147
a governance perspective on emerging systemic risks
246
Epilogue
263
Index
267
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Alberto Alemanno is Jean Monnet Professor in European Union Law and Risk Regulation at HEC, Paris. He is also Global Clinical Professor at New York University School of Law where he directs the HEC-NYU EU Regulatory Policy Clinic from Paris. He is one of the leading experts in the areas of EU law and policy, global risk regulation, and evidence-based policymaking.

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