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Trust, risk, and uncertainty

Author: Sean Watson; Anthony Moran
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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From the early 1990s onwards writers like Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, among many others, have brought home to English-speaking audiences the new conditions of trust, risk and uncertainty faced by everyone living in the contemporary world. Writers like Zygmunt Bauman have emphasized the inevitability, and the difficulties, dilemmas and resistances to, living with doubt, ambivalence and uncertainty. More  Read more...
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Trust, risk, and uncertainty.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(DLC) 2004063291
(OCoLC)57319762
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Watson; Anthony Moran
ISBN: 0230506038 9780230506039 1280426950 9781280426957 9781349510351 1349510351
OCLC Number: 69410136
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages)
Contents: Radical uncertainty : human emotion and ethical dilemmas / Paul Hoggett --
Trust, risk and identity / Simon Thompson --
Risk, sensibility, ethics and justice in the later Levinas / Peter Jowers --
Moral uncertainty, feminism and Descartes' demon / Alison Assiter --
Trust, risk and expert systems : child protection, modernity and the (changing) management of life and death / Harry Ferguson --
'They kind of think that I'm better than they are' : risk, identity and change in the lives of mature students in higher education / Arthur Baxter and Carolyn Britton --
Managing uncertainty and subjectivity / Ajit Nayak --
Communities, trust and organisational responses to local governance failure / Tony Bovaird and Elke Loeffler --
Reporting risk : science journalism and the prospect of human cloning / Stuart Allan, Alison Anderson and Alan Petersen --
Transgressive terrain : risk, otherness and 'new age' nomadism / Leah Wild --
Trusting aggression : the Siennese war machine as social capital / Lita Crociani-Windland --
Trust and uncertainty in a settler society : relations between settlers and aborigines in Australia / Anthony Moran --
Pan's people? Pagan magic, uncertainty and embodied desire / David Green.
Responsibility: edited by Sean Watson and Anthony Moran.
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From the early 1990s onwards writers like Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens, among many others, have brought home to English-speaking audiences the new conditions of trust, risk and uncertainty faced by everyone living in the contemporary world. Writers like Zygmunt Bauman have emphasized the inevitability, and the difficulties, dilemmas and resistances to, living with doubt, ambivalence and uncertainty. More recently, thinkers such as Robert Putnam have expanded the debate to link trust and social capital. Where much of the work within these crucial debates in the social sciences has been theory-based and theory-driven, Trust, Risk and Uncertainty combines theoretical sophistication with empirical analysis and research in the fields of philosophy, education, social policy, government, health and social care, sociology, and media and cultural studies. The book is aimed at graduates, specialist researchers and undergraduates in the social sciences.

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