The complex significance of uncertainty in a risk era: logics, manners and strategies in use
by Marjolein B.A. Van Asselt
International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management (IJRAM), Vol. 5, No. 2/3/4, 2005

Abstract: Experts, decision-makers and stakeholders dealing with risk must deal with challenges associated with uncertainty. These challenges associated with uncertainty are both complex and significant. In this paper, it is proposed to de-define uncertainty as a reference to situations in which people experience, or construct doubt, on something that matters in view of decision-making and acting, which is made possible, because (scientific) knowledge is perceived or portrayed as limited. The second part of the paper is about dealing with uncertainty. The scholarly focus so far has been on methodology to accommodate uncertainty. Another way is to empirically research logics, manners and strategies actually adopted in dealing with uncertainty. Various uncertainty logics and manners in use are distilled from reviewing quite different contributions, which have, more or less explicitly, addressed the question of how uncertainty is dealt with in various practices.

Online publication date:: Thu, 02-Jun-2005

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management (IJRAM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com