Risk

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Abstract

Based on an overview of the history of risk from ancient Greece to the modern era, the chapter discusses some of the most influential perspectives on risk in contemporary social theory. This includes the (world) risk society perspective, the governmentality perspective, and the systems theoretical perspective. A claim is advanced that each of these perspectives highlights key aspects of risk and thus can be seen as contributing, when connected to other perspectives, a coherent understanding of the role risk plays in contemporary societies.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelThe Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory : Contemporary Theories And Issues
RedaktørerPeter Kivisto
Antal sider19
Vol/bind2
UdgivelsesstedNew York/Cambridge
ForlagCambridge University Press
Publikationsdato17 dec. 2020
Udgave1
Sider313-332
Kapitel16
ISBN (Trykt)9781107162693
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781316677452
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 17 dec. 2020

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