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Habegger, Beat, ed. (2008) International handbook on risk analysis and management. Professional experiences. Zurich: Centre for Security Studies.

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This handbook provides insight into professional practices and methodical approaches of risk analysis and management. In the 12-chapter publication, experts from civil defense organizations, intelligence services, the armed forces, and the financial and insurance sectors explain how they handle risk and uncertainty by identifying upcoming issues, assessing future threats and implementing effective mitigation policies.


  • Risk Analysis and Management in a Dynamic Risk Landscape 13

 Civil Defense Organizations

  • Political Risk in Civil Protection – A Practitioner’s View 35
  • Analyzing Critical Dependencies in Swedish Society 51
  • Risk Management in the Context of Switzerland’s Civil Protection Mechanism 77 

Intelligence Services, Armed Forces, and Multilateral Institutions

  • Intelligence and Early Detection of Th reats in Switzerland 93
  • Strategic Warning for Criminal Intelligence 101
  • Future Analysis as an Instrument of Strategic Planning 117
  • Early Warning and Political Risk Analysis in the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) 139 

Financial and Insurance Businesses

  • Early Detection and Management of Emerging Risks in the Financial Services Industry: Lessons from Insurance Businesses 155
  • Swiss Re Political Country Risk Rating 175
  • Political Risk and Public Policy Management at Credit Suisse 185 


  • Current Practices and Future Challenges of Risk Analysis and Management 203 

Glossary of Methods of Risk Analysis 217

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231 p.
Centre for Security Studies
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HRB 5254 (Available)

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