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132-732 Week 11 2013 Pt2
Transcript of 132-732 Week 11 2013 Pt2
Week 11: Risk Pt2
Risk is De-localized
New risks do not respect borders
Risks have long latencies
Causes and consequences impossible to assign
Risk is an unreliable ally
'We increasingly reside in a life world of fear and anxiety largely constituted by a loss of trust in our own ability and that of our institutions to both ultimately know and deliver a better world, or even provide a predictable and secure state of existence'
Gunder (2008: 188)
Modernity's certitude of knowability predictability and governability
Risk is a product of modernity
Compulsion to act
Risk is endless
Risk itself is risky
Ashcloud from Eyjafjallajokull eruption 2010
R=probability of the event x the severity of the consequence