“Risk” is an awkward word. It has been taken over by scientists and economists. They think risk must be measured; and expressed as a numerical probability that something unwanted will happen (Crouch and Wilson 1982; Moore 1983). And so it must — sometimes. Fortunately, we can still use the word “risk” in a general way to mean that we might have a problem if we do so and so. If we discharge raw sewage here, swimmers run the risk of catching infectious hepatitis. That is how I will use “risk” in this book.
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- Working Concepts
Prof. Dr. Derek Ellis
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
- Chapter 1