This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the major theoretical approaches to risk from a number of different disciplinary perspectives. Students gain knowledge of individual and social theories of risk in relation to processes of environmental risk assessment, governance, perception and communication. Students also develop their skills in applying theoretical understanding to empirical case studies in order to better understand the issues at stake in contemporary debates about environmental risk.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Henry Rothstein, David Demeritt
10 lectures, 10 seminars in the first term
Module assessment - more information
Two essays (50% each)