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Thomas D. Beamish

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804784429

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804784429.001.0001

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The Civic Politics of Risk

(p.193) Conclusion
Community at Risk

Thomas D. Beamish

Stanford University Press

The Conclusion provides a synoptic comparative account of the book’s findings, arguments, and conclusions. The focus is what an analysis of local civics politics lends to an understanding of risk disputes. Importantly, the Conclusion, in focusing on the civic politics of risk, shows that common political rhetoric(s) such as claims to democracy, due process, progress, and justice can mean very different things in different civic contexts that hold considerable consequence for understanding what is and is not an acceptable risk. The same terms can mean very different things given social, historical, and material legacies and the civics and discourse that locally predominate. The Conclusion also reiterates the contribution that Community at Risk makes to an impressive stock of knowledge concerning risk management, perception, and dispute, as well as civic politics, organization, and community studies. The Conclusion’s intervention is, however, equal parts new findings and synthesis.

Keywords:   Risk society, risk perception, risk management, civic politics of risk, civic discourse, civic politics, civic organization, social movements, political-culture, community studies

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