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Democracy, risk, and community : technological hazards and the evolution of liberalism

Author: Richard P Hiskes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Environmental ethics and science policy.
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Explores the connection between technological risk and basic concepts of liberal political theory and practice. The author argues that modern risks are emergent and therefore not reducible to individual actors or events, and that risks challenge basic concepts of liberal political theory.
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Hiskes, Richard P., 1951-
Democracy, risk, and community.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97035724
(OCoLC)37475147
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Hiskes
ISBN: 0585215715 9780585215716 9780195120080 0195120086 0195353129 9780195353129
OCLC Number: 44958390
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 197 pages).
Contents: Introduction; ONE: Risk and the Redefinition of Politics; TWO: Risk, Consent, and Communal Identity; THREE: Risk and the Authority of Ends; FOUR: Risk, Self-interest, and the New Technology of Rights; FIVE: Risk and Responsibility; SIX: Democratic Politics and Participatory Risks; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Series Title: Environmental ethics and science policy.
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