Chapter 3. Governmentality and Risk

  1. Jens O. Zinn Senior Research Fellow
  1. Pat O'Malley Professorial Research Fellow

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch3

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction

How to Cite

O'Malley, P. (2008) Governmentality and Risk, in Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty: An Introduction (ed J. O. Zinn), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301489.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 15 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153355

Online ISBN: 9781444301489

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Keywords:

  • governmentality and risk;
  • governmentality - particular analytical technique - “alternative framework providing a new way of grasping issues of politics and power”;
  • risk in development of governmentality;
  • governmentality - not intended as a total sociology;
  • from risk to “the risk society”;
  • risk and liberal governmentality;
  • risk and uncertainty;
  • O'Malley (2003) and Kreitner - the law of insurance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Risk in the Development of Governmentality

  • From Risk to “the Risk Society”?

  • Risk and Liberal Governmentality

  • Risk and Uncertainty

  • Conclusions

  • Further Reading