- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea

Risk Society

Core definition

Societies in which risk (the chance of undesirable consequences) not only arises from hazards outside human control, but from human-made hazards, both of which are recognized as needing to be consciously negotiated and managed.

Longer explanation

Life has never come with a guarantee. Since the beginning of human history, ...

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