A sociological checklist for assessing environmental health risks
LIEPP Working Paper
Paris : Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies
LIEPP Working Paper : 21
Sociologie, Évaluation, Santé, Politiques publiques
The contribution of social sciences to risk assessment has often been confined to dimensions of risk perception and communication. This article relates an effort to promote knowledge from the social sciences that addresses other dimensions of risk issues. A sociological checklist produced for ANSES in France helps to identify and analyse social dimensions that should be given attention during the process of risk assessment.