Constructing Risk and Safety in Technological Practice by Boel Berner, Jane Summerton

By Boel Berner, Jane Summerton

Sleek technological structures entail dangers and uncertainties of hitherto unknown dimensions. This publication discusses the development of probability and protection inside of a number of empirical contexts the place applied sciences and their threat are debated and dealt with by way of contributors, teams or firms. With contributions from best students from Europe and the united states, it offers unique theoretical discussions, associated with special empirical case stories.

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