Search for dissertations about: "values in risk assessment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 148 swedish dissertations containing the words values in risk assessment.

  1. 1. Making Sense of Environmental Values Wetlands in Kenya

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Charlotte Billgren; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Environmental values; interdisciplinarity; economic environmental valuation; stakeholder analysis; emergy analysis; risk analysis; cultural theory; Kenya; wetlands; natural resource management; arena perspective; Miljövärden; tvärvetenskap; ekonomisk miljövärdering; stakeholder analys; emergy analys; riskanalys; kulturteori; Kenya; våtmarker; naturresurshantering; arenaperspektiv; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi;

    Abstract : En av de viktigaste frågorna i världen idag är naturresurshantering. Med en väx-ande befolkning och hoten från klimatförändringar kommer förvaltningen av jordens naturresurser bli än viktigare, såväl för dagens generation som kommande generationer. READ MORE

  2. 2. Thick Concepts in Practice Normative Aspects of Risk and Safety

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Niklas Möller; KTH.; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; thick concepts; non-naturalism; open question argument; risk analysis; safety; epistemic uncertainty; values in risk assessment; safety engineering; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : The thesis aims at analyzing the concepts of risk and safety as well as the class of concepts to which they belong, thick concepts, focusing in particular on the normative aspects involved.Essay I analyzes thick concepts, i.e. concepts such as cruelty and kindness that seem to combine descriptive and evaluative features. READ MORE

  3. 3. Safety and decision-making

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Niklas Möller; KTH.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; conceptual analysis; safety; risk; epstemic uncertainty; epstemic values; values in risk assessment; risk analysis; risk management; safety engineering; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : Safety is an important topic for a wide range of disciplines, such as engineering, economics, sociology, psychology, political science and philosophy, and plays a central role in risk analysis and risk management. The aim of this thesis is to develop a concept of safety that is relevant for decision-making, and to elucidate its consequences for risk and safety research and practices. READ MORE

  4. 4. Risk and Vulnerability Analysis of Complex Systems: a basis for proactive emergency management

    University dissertation from Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety

    Author : Henrik Hassel; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2007]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; values; operational definitions; emergency response capabilities; Risk- och sårbarhetsanalys; storskaliga tekniska infrastrukturer; värderingar; complex systems; komplexa system; krishanteringsförmåga; Risk and vulnerability analysis; operationella definitioner; large-scale technical infrastructures;

    Abstract : The present thesis concerns methods and knowledge that are useful when analysing the risks and vulnerabilities of complex systems in a societal emergency management context. Operational definitions of vulnerability and emergency response capabilities are suggested and two methods for analysing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure networks, based on the suggested definition, are presented. READ MORE

  5. 5. Influences on toxicological risk assessments

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Birgitte Wandall; KTH.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; risk assessment; toxicology; values; bias; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to characterize and discuss two kinds of influences on the outcome of a toxicological risk assessment. One kind of influence has to do with values and the role played by value-based judgment. Currently, many toxicological risk assessments are characterized by scientific uncertainties. READ MORE