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Risk, Trust and Scepticism in the Age of the New Genetics
Risk, trust and scepticism in the age of the new genetics
HilaryRose
Living with Risk but not in a Risk Society

Like many sociologists I found the Risk Society (Beck, 1992) a compelling and optimistic analysis, and yet as someone preoccupied for a number of years with ‘science’ and ‘society’,1 I remain enough of a Gramscian to go on arguing for both optimism of the will and also pessimism of the intellect. Thus I want to support Beck's core and optimistic argument that the only way to manage the risks integral to rapid technological change is through a radically new openness which requires new institutions that will both reflect and create more trust between the manifest social ...

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