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Risk : a sociological theory

Author: Niklas Luhmann
Publisher: New York : A. de Gruyter, ©1993.
Series: Communication and social order.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Niklas Luhmann
ISBN: 0202304434 9780202304434
OCLC Number: 26401565
Description: xiii, 236 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. The Concept of Risk --
Ch. 2. The Future as Risk --
Ch. 3. Time Binding: Material and Social Aspects --
Ch. 4. The Risk of Observing and the Coding of Function Systems --
Ch. 5. The Special Case of High Technology --
Ch. 6. Decision Makers and Those Affected --
Ch. 7. Protest Movements --
Ch. 8. Demands on Politics --
Ch. 9. Risk in the Economic System --
Ch. 10. Risky Behaviour in Organizations --
Ch. 11. And Science? --
Ch. 12. Second-Order Observation.
Series Title: Communication and social order.
Other Titles: Soziologie des Risikos.
Responsibility: Niklas Luhmann ; translated by Rhodes Barrett.

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