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Governing Risks in Modern Britain

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Beschreibung

For more than 200 years, everyday life in Britain has been beset by a variety of dangers, from the mundane to the life-threatening. Governing Risks in Modern Britain focuses on the steps taken to manage these dangers and to prevent accidents since approximately 1800. It brings together cutting-edge research to help us understand the multiple and contested ways in which dangers have been governed. It demonstrates that the category of 'risk', broadly defined, provides a new means of historicising some key developments in British society. Chapters explore road safety and policing, environmental and technological dangers, and occupational health and safety. The book thus brings together practices and ideas previously treated in isolation, situating them in a common context of risk-related debates, dilemmas and difficulties. Doing so, it argues, advances our understanding of how modern British society has been governed and helps to set our risk-obsessed present in some much needed historical perspective.



Tom Crook is Lecturer in Modern British History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published a number of edited collections, including (with Glen O'Hara) Statistics and the Public Sphere: Numbers and the People in Modern Britain, c. 1800-2000 (2011). He is currently completing a study of modernity and the governance of public health in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Mike Esbester is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research focuses on the history of risk, safety and accident prevention in modern Britain, and has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. He co-edited the April 2015 issue of Technology & Culture, on the international history of road safety.



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Tom Crook is Lecturer in Modern British History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. He has published a number of edited collections, including (with Glen O'Hara) Statistics and the Public Sphere: Numbers and the People in Modern Britain, c. 18002000 (2011). He is currently completing a study of modernity and the governance of public health in Victorian and Edwardian England.

Mike Esbester is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research focuses on the history of risk, safety and accident prevention in modern Britain, and has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. He co-edited the April 2015 issue of Technology & Culture, on the international history of road safety.



Inhalt
1. Introduction - Risk and the History of Governing Modern Britain, c. 18002000 by Tom Crook and Mike Esbester. - Part One: Early Risk Societies. - 2. Risk, Prevention and Policing, c. 17501850 by Francis Dodsworth. - 3. Rethinking the History of the Risk Society: Accident Reporting, the Social Order and the London Daily Press during the Early Nineteenth Century by Ryan Vieira. - Part Two: Environmental Risks. - 4. Artificial Britain: Risk, Systems and Synthetics since 1800 by Chris Otter. - 5. Danger in the Drains: Sewer Gas, Sewerage Systems and the Home, 18501900 by Tom Crook. - 6. Public Health and Public Safety: Disinfection, Carbolic and the Plurality of Risk, 18701914 by Rebecca Whyte. - 7. Risk, Time and Everyday Environmentalism in Modern Britain by Timothy Cooper. - Part Three: Mobility and Leisure Risks. - 8. Drunk Driving, Drink Driving: Britain, c. 18001920 by Bill Luckin. - 9. Risk on the Roads: Police, Motor Traffic and the Management of Space, c. 19001950 by Chris A. Williams. - 10. 'Maximum Supervision': Risk, Danger and Public Water in Post-War Britain by Glen O'Hara. - Part Four: Occupational Risks. - 11. Risk, Responsibility and Robens: The Transformation of the British System of Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, 19611974 by Christopher Sirrs. - 12. Il/legitimate Risks? Occupational Health and Safety and the Public in Britain, c. 19602015 by Paul Almond and Mike Esbester. - 13. Conclusion: Governing Risks in Britain and Beyond by Arwen P. Mohun, Thomas Le Roux, Tom Crook and Mike Esbester

Produktinformationen

Titel: Governing Risks in Modern Britain
Untertitel: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c. 18002000
Editor:
EAN: 9781137467454
ISBN: 978-1-137-46745-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 315
Veröffentlichung: 26.04.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.6 MB