This Book Discusses The Risks Of Information Concealment In The Context Of Major Natural Or Industrial Disasters Offering Detailed Descriptions And Analyses Of Some Historical Cases Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident, Bhopal Disaster, Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion, Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster, Enron S Bankruptcy, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Worldwide Spanish Flu And SARS Outbreaks, Etc And Applying These Insights To Selected On Going Cases Where Such Information Concealment Is Suspected Some Successful Examples Of Preventive Anti Concealment Practice Are Also PresentedIn The Book, The Term Concealment Is Used To Represent The Two Distinct Behaviors Uncovered In The Investigations I Facts And Information About An Organization And Its Functioning Being Hidden From Those That Need Them Here The Concealment Can Be Due To Various Factors, Such As Complexity And Miscommunication, To Name But Two And Ii The Conscious And Deliberate Action Of Keeping Important Information Secret Or Misrepresenting It This Second Meaning Makes Up A Surprisingly Important Part Of The Evidence PresentedAccordingly, Emphasis Has Been Put On This Second Aspect And The Approach Is Pragmatic Than Academic, Remaining Focused On Evidence Based Practical And Useful Factors It Raises Awareness And Provides Valuable Lessons For Decision Makers, Risk Specialists And Responsible Citizens Alike This Work Is Also Intended As A Fact Based Reference Work For Future Academic And Scholarly Investigations On The Roots Of The Problem, In Particular Regarding Any Psychological Or Sociological Modeling Of Human Fallibility
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- 342 pages
- Man-Made Catastrophes and Risk Information Concealment: Case Studies of Major Disasters and Human Fallibility
- Didier Sornette
- 11 May 2018 Didier Sornette