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This book examines the notion of risk in relation to social policy. It takes ideas about risk (as expressed by sociologists such as Ulrich Beck in Risk Society), and applies them to recent changes in welfare. The author shows neo-liberals have used various aspects of risk to attack welfare dependency, and how various rhetoric's of risk have been used to reshape contemporary politics. Social Policy and Risk makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary welfare politics.

Welfare Hazard, Social Policy and Risk: An Introduction
Welfare hazard, social policy and risk: An introduction

How do we comprehend our society if we turn the concept of risk … into a universal problem neither avoidable or evadable? What is now necessary (necessary for welfare)? And accordingly: What is chance? How does society ...

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