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Living in the world risk society

Living in the world risk society Abstract In a world risk society, we must distinguish between ecological and financial dangers, which can be conceptualized as side effects, and the threat from terrorist networks as intentional catastrophes; the principle of deliberately exploiting the vulnerability of modern civil society replaces the principle of chance and accident. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economy and Society Taylor & Francis

Living in the world risk society

Economy and Society , Volume 35 (3): 17 – Aug 1, 2006
17 pages

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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ISSN
1469-5766
eISSN
0308-5147
DOI
10.1080/03085140600844902
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Abstract

Abstract In a world risk society, we must distinguish between ecological and financial dangers, which can be conceptualized as side effects, and the threat from terrorist networks as intentional catastrophes; the principle of deliberately exploiting the vulnerability of modern civil society replaces the principle of chance and accident.

Journal

Economy and SocietyTaylor & Francis

Published: Aug 1, 2006

Keywords: risk; catastrophe; not-knowing; enlightenment function of world risk society; cosmopolitan real politik

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