Risk in Social Theory

@inproceedings{Wong2018RiskIS,
  title={Risk in Social Theory},
  author={Catherine Wong},
  year={2018}
}
This chapter sketches the theoretical landscape of risk in the social sciences. It provides an overview of the micro-, macro-, and meso-social theories of risk from realist and constructivist perspectives; to inter-disciplinary frameworks such as SARF and risk governance. It introduces Actor–Network Theory into the discussion and explains how a material–semiotic conceptualisation of risk helps transcend social and technical determinism in risk research. It presents an argument for bringing… Expand

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