Accidents and the State

Understanding Risks in the 20th Century

The beginning of the 20th century saw a reinterpretation of the concept of the accident. While accidents had traditionally been considered as inevitable, modern societies debated about their management and prevention. The emergence of the modern state led to an unprecedented capability to deal with accidents. The state formed institutions, practices and legal concepts that considerably changed everyday life.

The contributions in this volume explore social, cultural, political, administrative and medical responses to accidents in modern states. The case studies include British, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Chilean experiences and thus provide different national perspectives on the governance of risks.

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2019-09-27, ca. 240 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4113-4

This product will be released at 27 September 2019

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Peter Itzen

Peter Itzen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Deutschland

Birgit Metzger

Birgit Metzger, Universität Freiburg, Deutschland

Anne Rasmussen

Anne Rasmussen, University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study, Université de Strasbourg, France

Book title
Accidents and the State Understanding Risks in the 20th Century
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 240
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4113-4
Commodity Group
1556
BIC-Code
HBLW MBX HBTB
BISAC-Code
HIS037070 MED051000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
MBX NHTB
Release date
2019-09-27
Edition
1
Topics
Gesellschaft, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
History, Sociology, Political Sciences, Law, Anthropology, History of Medicine
Keywords/Tags
Risk Society, Accidents, Citizenship, Emergencies, Transnational History, 20th Century, Cultural History, Society, History of the 20th Century, History of Medicine, Social History, Global History, History

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