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[This chapter has a key aim: to introduce the reader to the concept of risk in its widest sense and to demonstrate—through a critical engagement with risk and uncertainty—that ‘looking through a risk lens’ at actors and competing for organisational and societal realities, i.e. the risk triangle,...
[This chapter focuses on the individualisation of risk in the context of the privileging of home ownership. By bringing a social harm perspective into political economy, the chapter highlights the precariousness that is the result of a process of individualising risk and of turning individuals...
[This chapter focuses on the everyday risk life of a large financial organisation, primarily based on extensive fieldwork and interviews with a range of employees across the organisation, utilising the concept of risk to unpack the—often hidden—routines but also the peculiarities of...
[The aim of this chapter is to unpack the defence procurement challenge by, firstly, reflecting on risk in the context of security, strategic planning and alternative futures. And secondly, by exploring a procurement case study in more detail, the chapter highlights the utility of the risk...
[The chapter focuses on risk and military decision-makers and provides an effective case study of how the application of the risk triangle can help us to make sense of—in many ways—the impossibilities of the risk management tasks that are routinely demanded of military commanders. By unpacking...
[This chapter brings together the main strands of the argument by focusing on the political economy of risk with the risk triangle—personal, organisational and societal perceptions and understandings of risk—at its centre. It demonstrates that by looking through a risk lens, both finance and the...
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