Shefali J Lakhina's Blog – April 2011 Archive (1)

Debating acceptable risk

Previously a bastion of disaster preparedness, in the post-March 2011 world, Japan will stand for something more. Its tragedy will define how the notion of ‘acceptable risk’ comes to be debated in the public domain. 

This debate will be significant for two reasons:

One, we are inching towards a global moral consensus that will consider death and damage from disasters in the 21st century as unacceptable. Disasters have long been treated as a disruption to business…


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