Ethical analysis of three methods for destruction of ammunition
2011 (English)In: Risk Management: An International Journal, ISSN 1460-3799, Vol. 13, no 1-2, 63-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A comparative ethical analysis of three different methods for destroying ammunition was performed using a three-party model for ethical risk analysis presented by Hermansson and Hansson. The model was also evaluated by applying it for the case of destruction of a 40-mm grenade in Sweden. A general observation is that future generations and people in foreign countries will be negatively affected by the destruction of ammunition, although they quite often receive no benefit or compensation. A number of groups exposed to risks or environmental impacts will have some benefits from the destruction. However, it is difficult to determine the extent of this benefit or the fairness of the distribution of risks and benefits. This highlights some important limitations of the Hermansson and Hansson model.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 13, no 1-2, 63-79 p.
ammunition, ethics, risk-exposed, beneficiary, decision maker
Other Civil Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27343DOI: 10.1057/rm.2011.2ISI: 000291754400004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79958822378OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27343DiVA: diva2:376433
QC 20101210 Updated from manuscript to article in journal.2010-12-102010-12-102011-07-05Bibliographically approved