Risk in Historical Perspective: Concepts, Contexts, and Conjunctions

@inproceedings{Zachmann2014RiskIH,
  title={Risk in Historical Perspective: Concepts, Contexts, and Conjunctions},
  author={Karin Zachmann},
  year={2014}
}
Although the etymological roots of the term risk can be traced back as far as the late Middle Ages, the modern concept of risk appeared only gradually, with the transition from traditional to modern society. The modern understanding of risk presupposes subjects or institutions, accountable for their actions, that make decisions under conditions of apparent uncertainty. Some apparent uncertainties, however, can be measured or quantified probabilistically and are, therefore, more precisely called… 

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