Practices in the danger culture of late industrial society

Arie Rip*

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The chapter replaces the question of risk control by one about how we handle danger in our societies and realize a measure of safety. Ongoing practices in a framework of ‘danger cultures’ are the key. The case of environmental and health inspection and the intersecting ‘social worlds’ involved, are used as a case to indicate important features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Illusion of Risk Control
Subtitle of host publicationWhat Does it Take to Live With Uncertainty?
EditorsGilles Motet, Corinne Bieder
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-32939-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-32938-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191530X
ISSN (Electronic)21915318
NameSafety management


  • Danger culture
  • Good firms
  • Practices
  • Regulation
  • Repertoires

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