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This wide-ranging and accessible contribution to the study of risk, ecology and environment helps us to understand the politics of ecology and the place of social theory in making sense of environmental issues. The book provides insights into the complex dynamics of change in `risk societies'.

The Shaping of the Global Environmental Agenda: The Role of Non-Governmental Organisations
The shaping of the global environmental agenda: The role of non-governmental organisations

The contemporary concern with global environmental problems is due to scientific research: the hole in the ozone layer, the projections of global warming, and the implications of decreasing biodiversity have all been brought to light by scientists. Indeed, it seems fair to say that scientists have constructed these problems, and not just any scientists, but particular cadres of well-supported and highly technified natural scientific researchers. Global environmental problems require some of the most sophisticated instrumental techniques available to technoscience for their disclosure. We simply wouldn't know about global warming or the hole in the ozone layer if complicated instruments had not been ...

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