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Risk A Sociological Theory

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ISBN-10: 0202307646

ISBN-13: 9780202307640

Edition: 2005

Authors: Niklas Luhmann, Rhodes Barrett, Gotthard Bechmann, Nico Stehr

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A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster. The detailed research has yet to be undertaken. In Risk, now available in paperback. Niklas Luhmann develops a theoretical program for such research. His premise is that the concept of risk projects essential aspects of our description of the future onto the present. Risk is conceived as the possibility of triggering unexpected, unlikely, and detrimental consequences by means of a decision attributable to a decision maker. Luhmann shows how strongly and how differently the separate segments of…    
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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 270
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction to the AldineTransaction Edition
The Concept of Risk
The Future as Risk
Time Binding: Material and Social Aspects
The Risk of Observing and the Coding of Function Systems
The Special Case of High Technology
Decision Makers and Those Affected
Protest Movements
Demands on Politics
Risk in the Economic System
Risky Behaviour in Organizations
And Science?
Second-Order Observation