Searching for Safety

Description

Protecting ourselves against the risks associated with modern technologies has emerged as a major public concern throughout the industrialized world. Searching for Safety is unique in its exposition of a theory that explains how and why risk taking makes life safer and exposes the high risk of avoiding change. The book covers a wide range, including how the human body, as well as plants, animals, and insects, cope with danger. Wildavsky asks whether piling on safety measures actually improves safety. While he agrees that society should sometimes try to prevent large-scale harm, he explains why a strategy of resilience-learning from error how to bounce back in better shape-is usually better. His intention is to shift the debate about risk from passive prevention of harm to an active search for safety. This book will be of special interest to those concerned with risk involving technology, health, safety, environmental protection, regulation, and more.

Details

Author(s)
Aaron Wildavsky
Format
Hardback | 272 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 24mm | 530g
Publication date
08 Jun 2018
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
ROUTLEDGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
10 Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1138532339
ISBN13
9781138532335