Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practice by Boel Berner, Jane Summerton

By Boel Berner, Jane Summerton

Smooth technological platforms entail hazards and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This e-book discusses the development of chance and security inside of quite a few empirical contexts the place applied sciences and their hazard are debated and dealt with by means of participants, teams or companies. With contributions from best students from Europe and the us, it offers unique theoretical discussions, associated with special empirical case reports.

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Accidents have been reconfigured as not only 1111 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1011 1 2 3111 4 5 6 7 8 9 20111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30111 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40111 1 2 3 4 511111 potentially preventable but as events that ought to be prevented. The technologies of epidemiology and the artifacts that they make possible (such as safety devices for reducing risks) have, she argues, given rise to an individualization of accident management. Everyone is responsible for making rational decisions about avoiding and managing risks, using the everyday risk technologies that are available.

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