Risk currently dominates individual and collective consciousness. Globally, insecurity is related to terrorism, pollution, global epidemics and famine, yet smoking, sunlight and travel have also become major preoccupations.This book provides a powerful and lucid account of risk in society today. Denney critically examines the social construction of risk, by considering a range of social theories, addressing the literature and providing an authoritative guide to the key issues raised. An analysis of the nature of risk to aspects of everyday life of the meanings which have been assigned to notions of risk is also considered. Finally, global themes such as terrorism, global regulation governance and developments in international relations are examined.
Risk and Society
SAGE Publications, Incorporated