Instead of adopting the Precautionary Principle, Professor Sunstein argues for three steps: a narrow Anti-Catastrophe Principle, designed for the most serious risks; close attention to costs and benefits; and an approach called 'libertarian paternalism,' designed to respect freedom of choice while also moving people in directions that will make their lives go better. He also shows how free societies can protect liberty amidst fears about terrorism and national security."--BOOK JACKET.
Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. Through new theories and new research findings, this book builds together a coherent argu
Release on 2006 | by David L. Altheide,Professor David L Altheide
Author: David L. Altheide,Professor David L Altheide
Pubpsher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Political Science
Terrorism and the Politics of Fear shows how the mass media and propaganda about fear of crime and terrorism contribute to social policies that promote social control and threaten civil liberties. This excellent treatment of a timely subject will be indispensable to teachers and students of sociology, media, politics, and criminology studies.
Fear is one of the most basic and most powerful of all the human emotions. Sometimes it is hauntingly specific: flames searing patterns on the ceiling, a hydrogen bomb, a terrorist. More often, anxiety overwhelms us from some source within: there is an irrational panic about venturing outside, a dread of failure, a premonition of doom. In this astonishing book we encounter the fears and anxieties of hundreds of British and American men, women and children. From fear of the crowd to agoraphobia, from battle experiences to fear of nuclear attack, from cancer to AIDS, this is an utterly original insight into the mindset of the twentieth century from one of most brilliant historians and thinkers of our time.
Release on 2007 | by Kate Hebblethwaite,Elizabeth McCarthy
Essays on the Meaning and Experience of Fear
Author: Kate Hebblethwaite,Elizabeth McCarthy
Pubpsher: Four Courts PressLtd
Fear: Aspects of an emotion examines the effect of fear on the human experience and the ways in which its manifestation has shaped the creative and social imagination. Contents include: Frank Furedi (U Kent), Our culture of fear --- Ian Haywood (Roehampton University), The Irish rebellion of 1798 and tropes of violence --- E. McCarthy (TCD), AmericanÃ?Â?Ã?Â?ad culture and war propaganda --- John-Paul Colgan (TCD), The politics of fear and ethics of representing 9/11 --- Bill DurodiÃ?Â?Ã?Â] (Cranfield U), Lessons from the Blitz and other disasters --- Darryl Jones (TCD), The fiction of the American neo-Nazi movement --- Amanda Piesse (TCD), Childhood fears and children's literature --- Gary O'Reilly (UCD), Anxiety disorders in childhood and the therapeutic use of stories --- Sir Christoper Frayling (Royal College of Art), 'TheÃ?Â?Ã?Â?Nightmare': Fuseli to Frankenstein and beyond --- K. Hebblethwaite (TCD), Debunking the legend of Leap --- Bernice Murphy (TCD), Why horror films aren't scary anymore