Actors, Scenarios and Settings: Risk Communication in the Context of the Local Risk Management System

  • Stefano Beccastrini
  • Giuseppe Costa
Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 11)


This chapter discusses the main geographical, temporal, social and political factors that affect risk communication. As in the general procedural model of risk management described earlier (Chapter 2), risk communication is linked firmly to risk management, especially at the local level. The discussion contributes to the earlier chapters by placing risk communication in its social and political context. The chapter concludes that a participatory approach to risk communication, which allows all parties, including those exposed to the risk, to contribute their knowledge and concerns, is the most effective and productive for controlling risks.


Mass Medium Trade Union Risk Communication Risk Generator Exposed Population 
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  • Stefano Beccastrini
  • Giuseppe Costa

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