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  • Social Science of the Syringe

    A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use

    By Nicole Vitellone

    This book addresses the history of harm reduction. It evaluates the consequences and constraints, stakes and costs of the policy of needle exchange for the purposes of harm prevention and health research. Vitellone situates the syringe at the centre of empirical research and theoretical analysis,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Risk Conundrums

    Solving Unsolvable Problems

    Edited by Roger E Kasperson

    Many books have been written over the past twenty five years on risk and hazards. However, the intent here is not just another good book on risk, summarizing the important progress over the past several decades. Rather, this is a book that confronts the difficult and seemingly unmanageable problems…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Law and the Management of Disasters

    The Challenge of Resilience

    Edited by Alexia Herwig, Marta Simoncini

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More…

    Hardback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge
    Law, Science and Society

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Explaining Risk Analysis

    Protecting health and the environment

    By Michael R Greenberg

    Risk analysis is not a narrowly defined set of applications. Rather, it is widely used to assess and manage a plethora of hazards that threaten dire implications. However, too few people actually understand what risk analysis can help us accomplish and, even among experts, knowledge is often…

    Paperback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

    Edited by Adam Burgess, Alberto Alemanno, Jens Zinn

    It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Public Perception of Climate Change

    Policy and Communication

    By Bjoern Hagen

    Despite the findings on global climate change presented by the scientific community, there remains a significant gap between its recommendations and the actions of the public and policy makers. So far scientists and the media have failed to successfully communicate the urgency of the climate change…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Communication and Media

  • Risk, Uncertainty and Policy

    Edited by Patrick Brown, Anna Olofsson

    Policy-making has always involved uncertainty; however the presence of unknowns has become far more conspicuous and problematic in recent times. One important way in which policy-makers have increasingly sought to deal with such uncertainty is through approaches rooted in understandings of risk.…

    Hardback – 2015-09-02
    Routledge

  • Crowds in the 21st Century

    Perspectives from contemporary social science

    Edited by John Drury, Clifford Stott

    Crowds in the 21st Century presents the latest theory and research on crowd events and crowd behaviour from across a range of social sciences, including psychology, sociology, law, and communication studies. Whether describing the language of the crowd in protest events, measuring the ability of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Regional Risk and Security in Japan

    Whither the everyday

    By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea

    Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    Routledge
    Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

  • Anthropology and Risk

    By Asa Boholm

    Drawing on theory from anthropology, sociology, organisation studies and philosophy, this book addresses how the perception, communication and management of risk is shaped by culturally informed and socially embedded knowledge and experience. It provides an account of how interpretations of risk in…

    Paperback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Rural Livelihoods in China

    Political economy in transition

    Edited by Heather Xiaoquan Zhang

    In recent decades, China has undergone rapid economic growth, industrialisation and urbanisation concomitant with deep and extensive structural and social change, profoundly reshaping the country’s development landscape and urban-rural relationships. This book applies livelihoods approaches to…

    Hardback – 2015-04-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

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