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Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

Edited by: Adam Burgess , Alberto Alemanno , Jens O. Zinn

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138022867
eBook ISBN: 9781315776835
Adobe ISBN: 9781317691662

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It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s algorithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The experience of ‘risk’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Probability Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Understanding uncertainty: thinking through in relation to high-risk technologies Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Trust and risk Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The reconceptualization of risk Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Why risk is recursive and what this entails Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Risk and culture Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Risk and theory in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Governmentality and the analysis of risk Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Assessing and mitigating natural hazards in a very uncertain world Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Heuristics and biases in decision making about risk Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Health and safety and the management of risk Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Risk management: sociotechnological risks and disasters Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Quantitative risk management and its limits Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Disaster risk management Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Risk and regulation Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Risk governance Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The evolution of the regulatory state Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Risk, medicine and health Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Risk knowledge(s), crime and law Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Risk, social policy, welfare and social work Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Risk and media studies Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Global risk Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Terrorism, risk and insecurity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Risk, (in)security and international politics Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Digital risk society Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Risk and ignorance Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Imagining risk Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Resilience and risk studies Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Risk taking Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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