New book: Governing Risks in Modern Britain: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c.1800-2000

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Dear All,

Network members will hopefully be interested in a book just published by Palgrave: Governing Risks in Modern Britain: Danger, Safety and Accidents, c.1800-2000.

Further details from: http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137467447

The volume should be highly relevant to members of this network, even if your focus is on territories beyond Britain - the approaches and ideas the authors put forward are suggestive of avenues for us to explore in other regions, and the concluding chapter explicitly looks to transnationalise the issues the book raises.

Chapters explore the place of risk in historical study, environmental risks, policing, road safety, reporting of risk, and occupational health and safety, and are framed in terms of the ways in which risks have been perceived and governed over the past 200 years.

Full disclosure: I was, with Tom Crook, co-editor of the volume - and we hope you'll all enjoy it!

Best wishes,

Mike