Technocratic Risk Management


Dusek V. Technocratic Risk Management. In: Handbook of Risk Theory: Epistemology, Decision Theory, Ethics, and Social Implications of Risk eds. Sabine Roeser, Rafaela Hillerbrand, Martin Peterson, Per Sandin. 1st ed. Berlin and New York: Springer Verlag ; 2012. pp. 1138-1163.


Risk theory has often been approached technocratically. This article surveys the history of technocracy from Plato through Bacon, Comte, Veblen, and others and points out the frequently technocratic tendencies in some approaches to risk analysis that prioritize judgments of risk by supposed experts in contrast to estimates and reactions to risk by the general public.

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