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Accounting for the Rise of Risk

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Abstract

There are numerous theoretical accounts which relate the rise of risk to broader social transformations. In this chapter, I will briefly review these perspectives. It is worth noting that the literature on risk — what it is, where it comes from, how we can make sense of it, what can be done about it, the various approaches that might be used in doing so — is voluminous. It is beyond the scope of this chapter to do justice to the sheer complexity and diversity of these debates and perspectives. Rather, my intention is to focus on a number of key theoretical frameworks, as they represent a useful contextual backdrop for the analysis which follows.

Keywords

Social Work Asylum Seeker Human Science Governing Risk Risk Society 
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© Mark Hardy 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of YorkUK

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