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Title Physical safety : a matter of balancing responsibilities / Marjolein B.A. van Asselt [and others].

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (92 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note "WRR, Scientific Council for Government Policy."
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Dealing with incidents -- 3. Risks and uncertainty -- 4. Damage arrangements : a different perspective -- 5. Conclusions.
1. Introduction -- Responsibility for physical safety -- Request for reflection -- Key concepts: incidents, damage, risks and uncertainty -- Interactions -- Guide to this publication -- 2. Dealing with incidents -- Risk-regulation reflex? -- Perceived reality -- Lack of evidence -- Tilting the perspective towards good governance -- Conclusion -- 3. Risks and uncertainty -- Fundamental political appraisal -- Intertwine opportunities and threats -- Make allowance for the social and psychological properties of danger -- Utilise risk comparisons -- Accept uncertainty -- and the responsibility for uncertainty -- Organise the way uncertainty is dealt with -- Incorportation into policy -- The national risk assessment -- Amending environment and planning law: the simply better operation -- 4. Damage arrangements: a different perspective -- Damage as the focal point -- Current practices -- Reasons for uncompensated damage -- Damage arrangements as a basis for a balanced allocation of responsibility -- Businesses taking responsibility for themselves and society -- The role of citizens -- The role of government -- 5. Conclusions -- Difficult questions -- Key concepts: incidents, damage, risks and uncertainty -- Beyond reflexes -- Is a general policy possible? -- Reference points for dealing with risks and uncertainty -- Damage arrangements: a different perspective on the allocation of responsibility -- Top three on the list of priority studies -- Final remarks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Ensuring the population's physical safety is one of the core tasks of any government. In general, a government is typically held accountable for safe handling of hazardous substances, food safety, flood protection, controlling and preventing infectious diseases, as well as managing risks engendered by new technologies. In 2011, the Dutch Ministry of the Interior asked the Scientific Council for Government Policy to investigate the development of a generic risk policy in relation to physical safety. This work contains the Council's survey and recommendations for good governance in the area of g.
Subject Public safety -- Netherlands.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Affairs & Administration.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Comparative Politics.
Public safety. (OCoLC)fst01745346
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Asselt, Marjolein B. A. van.
De Goede, Peter.
Ammerlaan, Karin.
Van Aanholt, Jelle.
Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid (Pays-Bas)
Other Form: Print version: The Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR), Marjolein van. Physical Safety : A Matter of Balancing Responsibilities. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2013 9789089645135
ISBN 9789048518388 (electronic bk.)
9048518385 (electronic bk.)
9089645136
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