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Risking Antimicrobial Resistance

A collection of one-health studies of antibiotics and its social and health consequences

  • Carsten Strøby Jensen
  • Søren Beck Nielsen
  • Lars Fynbo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Carsten Strøby Jensen, Søren Beck Nielsen, Lars Fynbo
    Pages 1-24
  3. Sandi Michele de Oliveira, Nieves Hernández-Flores, Vanesa Rodríguez-Tembrás
    Pages 79-93
  4. Inge Kryger Pedersen, Kim Sune Jepsen
    Pages 143-162
  5. Carsten Strøby Jensen, Søren Beck Nielsen, Lars Fynbo
    Pages 199-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-220

About this book


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is predicted to be one of the greatest threats to public health in the twenty-first century. In this context, understanding the reasons why perceptions of antibiotic risk differ between different groups is crucial when it comes to tackling antibiotic misuse. This innovative volume gathers together chapters written by sociologists, psychologists and linguists with the common aim of examining the social factors that affect use of antibiotics among humans and animals. A unique focus on Denmark – one of the world’s most progressive countries when it comes to antibiotic regulation – as well as Europe more broadly, makes this book a valuable resource for regulatory deliberations on future antibiotic policy to effectively combat AMR.


one health antibiotic resistance farming agriculture health policy microbial resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Carsten Strøby Jensen
    • 1
  • Søren Beck Nielsen
    • 2
  • Lars Fynbo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Nordic Studies and LinguisticsUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  3. 3.VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science ResearchCopenhagenDenmark

About the editors

Carsten Strøby Jensen is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Søren Beck Nielsen is Associate Professor at the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lars Fynbo is a researcher at VIVE—The Danish Centre for Social Science Research, Denmark.

Bibliographic information


“The book effectively assesses antimicrobial resistance from the One Health perspective using studies from both the human and veterinary medical fields. … The book uniquely describes the reasons antimicrobials are used from the perspective of both human and veterinary medicine. … This well-written book could serve as a resource for understanding the social factors affecting antimicrobial use and consumption in humans and animals.” (Pamela A. Foral, Doody's Book Reviews, January 04, 2019)