Book Review

The Risk Society: Towards a new modernity

Maximiliano E. Korstanje
Jàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies | Vol 2, No 2 | a21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v2i2.21 | © 2009 Maximiliano E. Korstanje | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 April 2009 | Published: 25 April 2009

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Maximiliano E. Korstanje, Department of Economics University of Palermo, Argentina, Argentina

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Abstract

The present review discusses one of the pioneer projects authored by Ulrich Beck, regarding risk perception issues, which was originally titled Risikogesellshaft, Auf dem weg in eine andere Moderne or in English The society of risk, towards a new modernity. This review is part of a broader project related to a Social Psychology doctoral thesis on fears of travelling in urban circumstances.

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