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The Resource Risk : an introduction, Jakob Arnoldi, (electronic book)

Risk : an introduction, Jakob Arnoldi, (electronic book)

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Risk : an introduction
Title
Risk
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Jakob Arnoldi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
AU-PeEL
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Arnoldi, Jakob
Dewey number
302.12
LC call number
HM1101 -- .A76 2009eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences series
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Risk
Label
Risk : an introduction, Jakob Arnoldi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1: Introduction -- Risks are social -- Risk in contemporary society -- The (un)reality of risk -- Two imagined scenarios involving risk -- The sociological approach to risk -- This book -- 2: The possibility of Hume: a brief genealogy of the concept of risk -- Risk and modernity -- A slow 'modern' breakthrough -- Probability -- Risk, statistics, government - the discovery of society -- Risk in advanced modernity -- Conclusion -- 3: Theories about risk -- Mary Douglas -- Cultural values and modes of organization -- Ulrich Beck
  • Reflexive modernization, individualization and cosmopolitanism -- Governmentality -- Risks in current societies -- Other theories -- Summary -- 4: Risk, technology and nature -- Technology and being green -- Technology and complexity -- Nature, environment, ecology -- Risks as hybrids -- Global risks, vulnerability and inequality -- Summary -- 5: Risk, knowledge and uncertainty -- Does science know? -- Science in the risk society -- Uncertainty and science -- Post-normal science and precaution -- The public understanding of science -- 'Doing things' with science and risk -- Summary
  • 6: Risk and culture -- The role of culture -- Ways of acting, talking and understanding: defining culture -- Science and culture -- Culture, risk and political interest -- The social amplification of risk -- Summary -- 7: Risk and the mass media -- The media and perceptions of risk -- Bad news is good news -- Competition and commercialization -- The media, health and lifestyle -- Conclusion -- 8: Risky futures: pleasure and capitalism -- Climbing mountains -- Edgework, individualization and entrepreneurialism -- A present future -- Calculating the risks, not knowing the odds
  • Risk and the burden of responsibility -- Summary -- 9: Risk, politics and government -- The power of defining risk -- Transnational risk regulation -- Cosmopolitanism -- Terror, war and risk -- Crime and risks -- Health and risk subjects -- Summary -- 10: Conclusion -- Categories of risk? -- Risks as potentials -- Risk, responsibility and individualization -- Where to, risk? -- References -- Index
  • Jakob Arnoldi is Vice Dean and Director of Research, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
Control code
PurchEBL1174281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 200 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy. Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the eBook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the eBook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745640983
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Risk : an introduction, Jakob Arnoldi, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • Contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1: Introduction -- Risks are social -- Risk in contemporary society -- The (un)reality of risk -- Two imagined scenarios involving risk -- The sociological approach to risk -- This book -- 2: The possibility of Hume: a brief genealogy of the concept of risk -- Risk and modernity -- A slow 'modern' breakthrough -- Probability -- Risk, statistics, government - the discovery of society -- Risk in advanced modernity -- Conclusion -- 3: Theories about risk -- Mary Douglas -- Cultural values and modes of organization -- Ulrich Beck
  • Reflexive modernization, individualization and cosmopolitanism -- Governmentality -- Risks in current societies -- Other theories -- Summary -- 4: Risk, technology and nature -- Technology and being green -- Technology and complexity -- Nature, environment, ecology -- Risks as hybrids -- Global risks, vulnerability and inequality -- Summary -- 5: Risk, knowledge and uncertainty -- Does science know? -- Science in the risk society -- Uncertainty and science -- Post-normal science and precaution -- The public understanding of science -- 'Doing things' with science and risk -- Summary
  • 6: Risk and culture -- The role of culture -- Ways of acting, talking and understanding: defining culture -- Science and culture -- Culture, risk and political interest -- The social amplification of risk -- Summary -- 7: Risk and the mass media -- The media and perceptions of risk -- Bad news is good news -- Competition and commercialization -- The media, health and lifestyle -- Conclusion -- 8: Risky futures: pleasure and capitalism -- Climbing mountains -- Edgework, individualization and entrepreneurialism -- A present future -- Calculating the risks, not knowing the odds
  • Risk and the burden of responsibility -- Summary -- 9: Risk, politics and government -- The power of defining risk -- Transnational risk regulation -- Cosmopolitanism -- Terror, war and risk -- Crime and risks -- Health and risk subjects -- Summary -- 10: Conclusion -- Categories of risk? -- Risks as potentials -- Risk, responsibility and individualization -- Where to, risk? -- References -- Index
  • Jakob Arnoldi is Vice Dean and Director of Research, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University
Control code
PurchEBL1174281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 200 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy. Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the eBook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the eBook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9780745640983
Specific material designation
remote

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