Urban Competition and Urban Crisis: Changing concepts for handling dangers in the city

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How does society form its perception of danger? The essay points to the importance of social movements, their codes of morals and ideas solutions to civil conflicts. In the history of modern welfare society the new professions, the labour movement and the co-operatiove movement have provided individuals with frameworks, points of reference and oats of solidarity in the struggle to come to terms with modernity. These movements have left their fingerprints on leadling ideas about preventive criminology. The essay focuses on measures of preventive criminology in three periods of Danish history, namely the 1850ies, the 1930ies and the 1970ies. It seeks to form a backdrop to the study of present-day ideas about urban dangers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRoskilde
PublisherRoskilde Universitet
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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