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Giving preparedness a central role in science and innovation policy

Matthews, Mark


Over the last few decades public policy and public management methods have been very much concerned with the management of risk. Risk by definition is quantifiable, or if not quantifiable, something that can be ‘managed’. In contrast, the preparedness perspective places far more emphasis on the need to deal with uncertainty – challenges that cannot be easily quantified, accurately forecasted or managed. Although the distinction between risk and uncertainty is not clear-cut (and is often the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009-11-06
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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