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Risk, Environment and Society: Ongoing Debates, Current Issues and Future Prospects

By: Piet Strydom

192 pages, no illustrations

Open University Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #130379 | ISBN: 0335207839
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Considers nuclear, global environmental and biotechnological dangers, threats and hazards in the context of public debates about risk from the 1950s to the present. The author reconstructs public debates and social scientific theories to provide a fresh approach to the risk society.


Series editor's foreword Preface & acknowledgements Introduction 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 Risk 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 Conclusion References Index.

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Piet Strydom is Statutory Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland, Cork. He is a former founder-director of the Centre for European Social Research, Cork, where he was responsible for a variety of collaborative EU research projects. Having published noted articles in journals such as Political Studies, Theory, Culture and Society, Philosophy and Social Criticism, European Journal of Social Theory and Current Sociology, he most recently presented his research programme in a major work entitled Discourse and Knowledge (2000).

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