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Leiss, William 1939-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 367 publications in 4 languages and 17,877 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HF5827, 659.1042
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Leiss
Mad cows and mother's milk : the perils of poor risk communication by Douglas Alan Powell( )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 3,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Communicating the nature and consequences of environmental and health risks is one of the most problematic areas of public policy in western democracies. Given the perceived risks associated with the food we eat, chemicals in the environment, and modern technologies, consumers need clear and timely explanations of the nature of those risks - but rarely get them. Using a series of case studies, Douglas Powell and William Leiss outline the crucial role of risk management in dealing with public controversies and analyse risk communication practice and malpractice to provide a set of lessons for risk managers and communicators."--Jacket
The domination of nature by William Leiss( )

37 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the author's thesis, University of California, San Diego. Bibliography: p. 223-231
Under technology's thumb by William Leiss( )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of William Leiss' book The Domination of Nature brought him wide recognition as a perceptive and judicious author. In this brilliant new collection of essays on the philosophy of nature, Leiss argues effectively for an attitude of caring and respect for the environment rather than one of domination
C.B. Macpherson : dilemmas of liberalism and socialism by William Leiss( )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crawford Brough Macpherson, an extremely influential writer and teacher and Canada's pre-eminent political theorist, won an international reputation for his controversial interpretation of liberalism. In the first book to examine the entire range of Macpherson's writings, William Leiss seeks to place that interpretation of liberalism within the overall framework of Macpherson's intellectual development. Focusing on two key themes - property and the state - Leiss tracks Macpherson's analysis of the contradictions of liberal-democracy through all of his writings, beginning with his 1935 M.A. thesis supervised by Harold Laski at LSE. His concluding chapter critically examines the core of Macpherson's political philosophy - the distinction between extractive and developmental powers - against the background of social change in the democracies of the West in the period since the end of the Second World War. A new preface by the author reviews books and articles on Macpherson published in the period since this book first appeared in 1988
Risk and responsibility by William Leiss( )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversies over how to manage health and environmental risks are among the most bitter disagreements in contemporary society. Trying to determine what is in the public interest is at the heart of these disagreements, but the core concerns of major sectors industry, governments, and voluntary associations are also at stake. In Canada and elsewhere, defusing the controversies and finding solutions acceptable to all parties have met with little success. Risk and Responsibility attempts to explain why this is so and what might be done about it
The limits to satisfaction : an essay on the problem of needs and commodities by William Leiss( )

36 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In the chamber of risks : understanding risk controversies by William Leiss( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a new set of detailed case studies, William Leiss shows that while industry and governments have made much progress in responsibly managing risks to health and environment, they remain quite poor at managing their involvements with risk issues, that is, with the often intense controversies about the way in which risks should be managed. This organizational risk, associated with misunderstanding the nature of risk management issues, can have damaging consequences, something that remains poorly appreciated." "The essential problem is the failure to recognize that controversies over risks are "normal events" in modern society and as such will be with us for the foreseeable future. Three key propositions define these events: risk management decisions are inherently disputable; public perceptions of risk are legitimate and should be treated as such; the public needs to be intensively involved in the processes of risk evaluation and management. Leiss and his collaborators chronicle these organizational risks in a set of detailed case studies on genetically modified foods, cellular telephones, the notorious fuel additive MMT, pulp mill effluent, nuclear power, toxic substances legislation, tobacco, and the new type of "moral risks" associated with genetics technologies such as cloning."--Jacket
Social communication in advertising : persons, products & images of well-being by William Leiss( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Newly updated for the digital era, this classic textbook provides a comprehensive historical study of advertising and its function within contemporary society by tracing advertising's influence throughout different media and cultural periods, from early magazines through to social media. With several new chapters on the rise of the Internet, mobile, and social media, this fourth edition offers new insights into the role of Google, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube as both media and advertising companies, as well as examining the role of brand culture in the 21st century."--Provided by publisher
Social communication in advertising : consumption in the mediated marketplace by William Leiss( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new edition of Social Communication in Advertising updates the most comprehensive historical study of advertising and its function within contemporary society. This classic text traces advertising's influence within three key social domains: the new commodities industry, popular culture, and the mass media that manages the constellation of images that unifies all three."--Jacket
The doom loop in the financial sector : and other black holes of risk by William Leiss( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recent global economic crisis has revealed that the prevailing risk management systems in the banking and financial sectors are utterly inadequate to protect the public from unacceptable levels of risk. Such "black holes of risk," which expose all of us to catastrophic harm, are increasingly common in the modern world. --Book Jacket
Ecology versus politics in Canada by William Leiss( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive survey of the political implications of environmental issues in Canada
The priesthood of science : a work of Utopian fiction by William Leiss( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global political situation is increasingly volatile, and Hera and her sisters are sealed off from the rest of the world in southern Nevada. She is still tormented by her parents' decision to genetically modify the brains of their twelve daughters--and by her own agreement to allow a similar procedure to be used on a much larger group of human embryos. That group of engineered embryos has become one thousand young people just turning eighteen, and the gender politics among them is threatening to ruin Hera's gamble on a new beginning for human society. The Priesthood of Science envisions a fu
The essential Marcuse : selected writings of philosopher and social critic Herbert Marcuse by Herbert Marcuse( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An overview of Herbert Marcuse's four decades of political and philosophical criticism"--Page 4 of cover
Mandated science : science and scientists in the making of standards by Liora Salter( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a long time I would not eat strawberries. In 1977, a scandal broke about a testing laboratory having falsified the data that was used to register a large number of pesticides. The Canadian government, along with several others, began the process of re-evaluating both the procedures for testing and these specific chemicals. One chemical proved particularly controversial, the commonly-used pesticide named captan. In light of the controversy, which was manifest in a conflict between two government departments, in 1981, the Canadian government chose to appoint a special panel of experts to advise them. I was a member of this expert committee. The experience on the captan committee did little to reassure me, either about captan or about the way that decisions had been made about many pesticides in widespread use. Although it could not be demonstrated that captan was dangerous to people in the amounts to which they would likely be exposed, the animal studies provided the basis for concern. Prudence required at the very least that consumers take the precaution of washing their fruit, for captan is widely used on apples, cherries and berry fruits. Captan residues wash off apples relatively easily; they are less easily removed from berry fruits, such as straw berries
Prospects and problems in risk communication( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits to satisfaction : on needs and commodities by William Leiss( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hera, or, Empathy : a work of Utopian fiction by William Leiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the lives of twelve sisters who are genetically engineered to have increased cognitive abilities
Quality of life and energy conservation by William Leiss( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-stakeholder negotiation in environmental controversies : the case of antisapstain chemicals the British Columbia woods products industry by William Leiss( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scienza e dominio : il dominio sulla natura : storia di una ideologia by William Leiss( Book )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mad cows and mother's milk : the perils of poor risk communication
Alternative Names
Leiss, William Carl

William Leiss Canadian academic

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Languages
English (308)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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The domination of natureC.B. Macpherson : dilemmas of liberalism and socialismRisk and responsibilityThe limits to satisfaction : an essay on the problem of needs and commoditiesIn the chamber of risks : understanding risk controversiesSocial communication in advertising : persons, products & images of well-beingSocial communication in advertising : consumption in the mediated marketplaceThe doom loop in the financial sector : and other black holes of risk