Risk: A Sociological Theory

Paperback | March 31, 2005

byNiklas LuhmannIntroduction byNico StehrTranslated byRhodes Barrett

not yet rated|write a review

A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster. The detailed research has yet to be undertaken. In Risk, now available in paperback, Niklas Luhmann develops a theoretical program for such research. His premise is that the concept of risk projects essential aspects of our description of the future onto the present. Risk is conceived as the possibility of triggering unexpected, unlikely, and detrimental consequences by means of a decision attributable to a decision maker.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$48.28

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

A great deal of attention has been devoted to risk research. Sociologists in general have limited themselves to varying recognitions of a society at risk and have traced out the paths to disaster. The detailed research has yet to be undertaken. In Risk, now available in paperback, Niklas Luhmann develops a theoretical program for such...

Nico Stehr is Karl Mannheim Professor of Cultural Studies at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, and a fellow of the Center for the Advanced Study of the Humanities, Essen, Germany. During the academic year 2002-2003 he was Paul F. Lazarsfeld Professor at the University of Vienna. Stehr is also a professor emeritus of ...

other books by Niklas Luhmann

Vertrauen: Ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Komplexität
Vertrauen: Ein Mechanismus der Reduktion sozialer Kompl...

Kobo ebook|Feb 19 2014

$13.19 online$17.06list price(save 22%)
Theory of Society, Volume 2
Theory of Society, Volume 2

Kobo ebook|Aug 21 2013

$28.29 online$36.68list price(save 22%)
Love: A Sketch
Love: A Sketch

Kobo ebook|Oct 15 2014

$17.99

see all books by Niklas Luhmann
Format:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:March 31, 2005Publisher:Aldine TransactionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0202307646

ISBN - 13:9780202307640

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Risk: A Sociological Theory

Reviews