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Macmillan Higher Education

Understanding the Risk Society

Crime, Security and Justice

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Palgrave

Pages: 208
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Paperback - 9780230555327

15 May 2014

$49.99

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16 September 2017

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15 May 2014

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In this penetrating account of the impacts of risk on everyday life, Gabe Mythen provides a theoretically informed overview of the regulation of crime and security in a globalized world. By explicating the relationships...

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In this penetrating account of the impacts of risk on everyday life, Gabe Mythen provides a theoretically informed overview of the regulation of crime and security in a globalized world. By explicating the relationships between risk and crime, security and justice, the text applies risk to specific incidents and events, scrutinizing social processes and cultural practices, and illumining some of the central social and political issues of the modern age.

Extending across a range of domains – including law, the environment, media and politics – Mythen embarks on a conceptual and critical exploration of risk theory. In doing so, his incisive text presents both a critical evaluation of the efficacy of competing perspectives on risk, and an authoritative appraisal of the place of risk within the social sciences.
 

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Guides the student through the key theoretical approaches to risk within the social sciences
Demonstrates the application of risk theory in case study sections
Interdisciplinary, drawing on a breadth of topics and subjects domains including sociology, criminology, law, media, the environment, politics



Introduction
1. The Turn to Risk
2. Theorizing Risk
3. Crime, Risk and Governance
4. Fear, Victimization and the Media
5. Terrorism, Risk and Regulation
6. The Environment, Risk and Harm
7. Contesting Risk
Conclusion.

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Gabe Mythen is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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Gabe Mythen is Reader in Sociology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

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