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A Risk Society?
A risk society?

It would be no exaggeration to suggest that debates over ‘risk’ and the emergence of a ‘risk society’ represent one of the abiding obsessions of both social science and the media at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is certainly true to say that you cannot pick up a newspaper or watch the news on the television without being told about which life-threatening disease, impending environmental disaster or moral danger currently threatens the very core of your everyday life. AIDS is a global disease which apparently threatens us all, hurricanes are forging their path across the earth's surface as we speak, and we simply cannot let our children play on the streets, because to do so would be to ...

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