Risk: A Sociological Theory by Niklas Luhmann

Risk: A Sociological Theory

byNiklas LuhmannIntroduction byNico StehrTranslated byRhodes Barrett

Paperback | February 28, 2005

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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.

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Nico Stehr is Karl Mannheim Professor of Cultural Studies at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. He is a fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) and a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
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Title:Risk: A Sociological TheoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:February 28, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0202307646

ISBN - 13:9780202307640

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