Risk, Environment and Society: Ongoing Debates, Current Issues and Future Prospects / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Sociological Research On-Line
- How and why have the closed expert debates of past decades become an open public discourse about nuclear, environmental and biotechnological risks?
- What can a cultural and institutional analysis reveal about risks and their social construction?
- Is it possible to develop a new critical theory of the risk society?
About the Author
Table of ContentsSeries editor's foreword
Preface & acknowledgements
Part one: problems, debates, frameworks and theories
The risk discourse
the contemporary concern with risk
Background theories and frameworks of understanding
Major theoretical directions
Part two: cultural and institutional analysis
what is it?
Societal production of risk
society as laboratory
Discursive construction of risk
the new public sphere
Consensus and conflict in the risk society
Part three: rethinking the risk society
Towards a new critical theory