This chapter discusses in detail one concept that was introduced in the previous chapter, which is reflexive modernity. Reflexive modernity is considered as a stage in the development of modern society. It is also viewed as necessary because of its ability to provide a shrewd diagnosis of the main problems in modern society and its way of making evaluation more ritualistic and necessary at the same time. This chapter also presents a symptomatic observation conducted by various academics who study happiness and a discussion on the social construction of risks.
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