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Risk&Regulation close calls

CARR has published a special issue of Risk&Regulation entitled 'Close Calls, Near Misses and Early Warnings'. This issue of the magazine explores how individuals, organizations and states deal with often weak and complex signs of possible disaster. The collection of articles emerged from the Close Calls conference| held at CARR in March 2009.

Topics include:

  • Why BP Ignored Close Calls at Texas City
  • Detecting the Dodgy Doctor
  • Constructing Near-Misses: Proximity, Distance and the Space Between

A PDF of the latest issue of Risk&Regulation is available for download here|.

Contact: Anna Phillips, CARR, on 020 7849 4635 or risk@lse.ac.uk|


About CARR

The ESRC Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. Our core intellectual work focuses on the organizational and institutional settings for risk management and regulatory practices.

About ESRC

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK's largest organization for funding research on economic and social issues. It supports independent, high quality research which has an impact on business, the public sector and the third sector.


The ESRC's planned total expenditure in 2009/10 is £204 million. At any one time the ESRC supports over 4,000 researchers and postgraduate students in academic institutions and independent research institutes.