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Calculating Political Risk


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Introduction: The Emergence and Salience of Risk * Defining Political Risk * Risk Identification Vs Risk Management * Talking About Risk: What the Practitioners Say * Peaceful Planning * Mad Cow Madness * Serious Security: Responding to September 11 * Plans, Cows and Planes: Poitical Risk Analysis Compared * Conclusion: Where to From Here? * Index

About the Author

Catherine Althaus is an assistant Professor at the University of Victoria in Canada. Prior to this she was an ANZSOG (Australia and New Zealand School of Government) Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Political Science Program of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. She was also a University Medallist and an Associate Fellow with the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University in Brisbane. Althaus was a former official of the Queensland Treasury Department and Queensland Office of the Cabinet, having worked as a policy officer and research assistant to directors-general of both agencies. Her present research interests focus on public policy and public administration as well as bioethics, leadership in the public service and the interface between politics and religion. She recently co-authored the fourth edition of the Australian Policy Handbook with Peter Bridgman and Glyn Davis, and has published articles in Risk Analysis and The Canberra Times.


'Public-administration consultant Althaus...[brings] together perspectives from medicine, finance, philosophy, mathematics, and other fields to flesh out a scholarly understanding of political risk'
The Futurist, August 2009.

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