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Perspectives on the ‘lens of risk’ interview series: Interview with Nick Pidgeon

Heyman, Bob and Brown, Patrick (2012) Perspectives on the ‘lens of risk’ interview series: Interview with Nick Pidgeon. Health, Risk & Society, 14 (2). pp. 117-127. ISSN 1369-8575

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This article is the first in a series which will appear in 2012 in the special issue series Health Care Through the `Lens of Risk'. It provides a quasi-verbatim transcript of an interview with Nick Pidgeon, one of the main contributors to the social science component of The Royal Society Risk Report (1992). The interview contains a fascinating insider account of the debate about risk between engineers and social scientists who produced the report. It also offers some important reflections on the fissure which has opened up between risk sociology and research concerned with global and local system safety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2013 13:59
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 20:03


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