Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics

Critical Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics

Editor(s): Matthew Kearnes, Francisco Klauser, Stuart Lane

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012 01:23AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470974872

Online ISBN: 9781119962748

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962748

About this Book

Risk Research: Practices, Politics and Ethics offers a collection of essays, written by a wide variety of international researchers in risk research, about what it means to do risk research, and about how - and with what effects - risk research is practiced, articulated and exploited.

This approach is based upon the core assumption that: to make a difference in the study of risk, we must move beyond what we usually do, challenging the core assumptions, scientific, economic and social, about how we study, frame, exploit and govern risk. Hence, through a series of essays, the book aims to challenge the current ways in which risk-problems are approached and presented, both conceptually by academics and through the framings that are encoded in the technologies and socio-political and institutional practices used to manage risk.

In addressing these questions, the book does not attempt to offer a model of how risk research 'should' be done. Rather, the book provides, through illustration, a challenge to the ways in which risk research is framed as 'problem-solving.' The book's ultimate objective aims to increase critical debate between different disciplines, approaches, concepts and problems.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Practices in Risk Research

  2. Part 2: Politics in Risk Research

  3. Part 3: Ethics in Risk Research

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