International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Characterizing Landscapes of Regional Risk Governance

Document Type

Article

Abstract

In a world of increasingly complex and tightly coupled systems, hazard managers face new challenges of interconnecting hazards. Hazards associated with these risk systems cannot be managed in isolation. A plurality of actors each with their peculiar interests, abilities, and constraints engage in individual and coordinated actions in the context of multiple and sometimes overlapping political and institutional boundaries. This paper attempts to simplify and make sense of this complex risk environment by using the notion of a decision landscape. A decision landscape in a conceptual space to locate potential actions, implications of such actions, actors, purposes, resources, and scene. Using the example of hydraulic fracturing in the United Sates we suggest how a risk decision landscape can be structured and populated with information relevant to risk managers.

Publication Title

International Journal of Performability Engineering

Publication Date

11-1-2015

Volume

11

Issue

6

First Page

605

Last Page

618

ISSN

0973-1318

DOI

10.23940/ijpe.15.6.p605

Keywords

decision landscape, hazard management, hydraulic fracturing, public and stakeholder engagement, risk governance

Disciplines

Environmental Studies | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology

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