Governing Risks in Modern Britain (Innbundet)

Danger, Safety and Accidents, c. 1800-2000

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2016
Antall sider: 315
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781137467447
Kategori: Historie
Omtale Governing Risks in Modern Britain
For
more than 200 years, everyday life in Britain has been beset by a variety of
dangers, from the mundane to the life-threatening. Governing Risks in Modern Britain focuses on the steps taken to
manage these dangers and to prevent accidents since approximately 1800. It
brings together cutting-edge research to help us understand the multiple and
contested ways in which dangers have been governed. It demonstrates that the
category of `risk', broadly defined, provides a new means of historicising some
key developments in British society. Chapters explore road safety and policing,
environmental and technological dangers, and occupational health and safety. The
book thus brings together practices and ideas previously treated in isolation, situating
them in a common context of risk-related debates, dilemmas and difficulties. Doing
so, it argues, advances our understanding of how modern British society has
been governed and helps to set our risk-obsessed present in some much needed
historical perspective.

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