Released on 2000-07-27Categories Social Science

The Risk Society and Beyond

The Risk Society and Beyond

Author: Barbara Adam

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964681

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

View: 194

Ulrich Beck's best selling Risk Society established risk on the sociological agenda. It brought together a wide range of issues centering on environmental, health and personal risk, provided a rallying ground for researchers and activists in a variety of social movements and acted as a reference point for state and local policies in risk management. The Risk Society and Beyond charts the progress of Beck's ideas and traces their evolution. It demonstrates why the issues raised by Beck reverberate widely throughout social theory and covers the new risks that Beck did not foresee, associated with the emergence of new technologies, genetic and cybernetic. The book is unique because it offers both an introduction to the main arg
Released on 1997Categories Social Science

Policing the Risk Society

Policing the Risk Society

Author: Richard Victor Ericson

Publisher: Clarendon Studies in Criminolo

ISBN: 9780198265535

Category: Social Science

Page: 506

View: 395

The focus of this book is the policing of modern society and the risks involved. It explores various issues and factors effecting policing communities, particularly communication and police organization.
Released on 1996-04-05Categories Social Science

Risk, Environment and Modernity

Risk, Environment and Modernity

Author: Scott Lash

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 080397938X

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 290

This wide-ranging and accessible contribution to the study of risk, ecology and environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in `risk societies'.
Released on 2006-01-23Categories Social Science

Social Work in a Risk Society

Social Work in a Risk Society

Author: Stephen A. Webb

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780230214422

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 610

This path-breaking text constructs a new way of thinking about social work based on contemporary social theory. Working in a counter-tradition that is suspicious of a number of governing ideas and practices in social work, it draws on themes from Beck, Giddens, Rose to explore the impact of risk society and neo liberalism on social work.
Released on 2009-04-06Categories Political Science

Risk

Risk

Author: Jakob Arnoldi

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745640990

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 426

This book gives a comprehensive yet easily accessible introduction to risk and uncertainty as they have been analysed in sociology and related social sciences. The book draws extensively on the wide array of contemporary social theories of risk and relates these to the many and diverse areas in contemporary society where risk plays an important role. It will be an invaluable for both students and researchers interested in risk in relation to politics, the environment, health, media, science and technology and finance. Written in a clear and accessible language, the book gives a balanced account of the many theoretical approaches taken to the diverse phenomenon of risk, using concrete examples to illustrate abstract points. The book highlights some key themes such as uncertainty and individual responsibility which emerge as common to different theories and fields of study. The book is perfectly suited as an introduction for new students in sociology, political science, anthropology, media studies and health studies.
Released on 2001Categories Political Science

The Government of Risk

The Government of Risk

Author: Christopher Hood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199243631

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 296

Why are vast sums spent on controlling some risks but not others? Is there any logic to the techniques we use in risk regulation? These key questions are explored as this text exposes the components of risk regulation systems.
Released on 2022-11-29Categories Social Science

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Risks in East Asia

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Risks in East Asia

Author: Nobuto Yamamoto

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000789133

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 803

Using "risk" as a conceptual lens, this book analyzes how communities across East Asia responded to the disruption unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The contributors to this book look at how governments, societies, and individuals have perceived, experienced, dealt with and interpreted the pandemic and the transformations it has brought across countries like Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, and the Philippines. They examine pressing concerns such as infodemic, digital health literacy, media cynicism, telework, and digital inequalities in conjunction with issues such as public trust, identity formation, nationalism, and social fragmentation. They look at a wide range of questions relating to communication, mediation, and reactions to the challenges of the pandemic. An insightful resource for scholars of risk studies and of East Asian societies, the book is also a valuable reference for students and researchers of media and communication studies and sociology.
Released on 2014-07-11Categories Political Science

Risk and Hierarchy in International Society

Risk and Hierarchy in International Society

Author: W. Clapton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137396372

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 992

The English School of International Relations has traditionally maintained that international society cannot accommodate hierarchical relationships between states. This book employs a unique theoretical and conceptual approach challenging this view and arguing that hierarchies are formed on Western states' need to manage globalised risks.
Released on 2011Categories Law

The Law in the Information and Risk Society

The Law in the Information and Risk Society

Author: Gunnar Duttge

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen

ISBN: 9783863950125

Category: Law

Page: 181

View: 558

"The information and risk society poses a new challenge for the law in all its fragments. Modern media communication and technologies increase people's prosperity while stating new risks with not uncommonly devastating crisis-potential: The banking crisis, the safety net for the euro zone and the nuclear incident in Fukushima are only the latest forms of those specific modern common dangers which the law is facing--in many cases due to it's domestically limited validity--not or not sufficiently prepared. In order to promote the international dialog within the jurisprudence there was a conference in October 2010 held by the faculty of law of the Georg-August-Universität, supported by the chair of GAU, together with the faculty of Seoul National University School of Law discussing main issues of law in a modern information and risk society. With this volume the results of this convention shall be made accessible to everybody interested"--Page 4 of cover.
Released on 2017-11-22Categories Social Science

Young People in Risk Society: The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity

Young People in Risk Society: The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity

Author: Mark Cieslik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351746175

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 658

This title was first published in 2002: Loosely divided into two sections, this book's first part includes chapters which explore young people's identities and youth cultures in relation to issues such as drug use, education and dance music. In various ways, the authors examine whether there is a need to rethink the existing theories and concepts which have informed the study of youth cultures and identities. The second part to the volume is concerned with how young people experience "transtitions", in relation to such topics as employment, sexuality, and household formation. The chapters also raise theoretical questions on the usefulness of the transition concept in late modernity, illustrating how the reshaping of key institutions in late modernity has had a profound effect on the sorts of transitions young people make today. In addressing such issues the authors examine the potential contribution that concepts around risk and risk society and new Third Way social policy initiatives can have to contemporary youth studies.
Released on 2010-02-15Categories Social Science

Embracing Risk

Embracing Risk

Author: Tom Baker

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226035178

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 175

For much of the twentieth century, industrialized nations addressed social problems, such as workers' compensation benefits and social welfare programs, in terms of spreading risk. But in recent years a new approach has emerged: using risk both as a way to conceive of and address social problems and as an incentive to reduce individual claims on collective resources. Embracing Risk explores this new approach from a variety of perspectives. The first part of the book focuses on the interplay between risk and insurance in various historical and social contexts. The second part examines how risk is used to govern fields outside the realm of insurance, from extreme sports to policing, mental health institutions, and international law. Offering an original approach to risk, insurance, and responsibility, the provocative and wide-ranging essays in Embracing Risk demonstrate that risk has moved well beyond its origins in the insurance trade to become a central organizing principle of social and cultural life.